In Exercise Science, you can prepare for a career that may involve work in a variety of clinical or non-clinical areas, such as cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, cardiovascular diagnostic testing or general health-fitness settings.

Advising for the Exercise Science Major

Exercise Science Majors are required to complete an application and technical standards.
Completed applications are accepted at limited times during the semester.  Contact the main office at 989-774-3541 or go to the main office in the Health Professions building, Room #2219, if you are interested in application dates.

Signing a Major

Students must be accepted into the Exercise Science Major through an application process. The following courses should be completed before requesting or signing an Exercise Science Major. HSC 190; HSC 205; CHM 120 and 127 OR CHM 131 and 132; HSC 214; and HSC 215.  Applications are specific to each option: Clinical Exercise Science; Health Fitness; or Kinesiology. Specific elective courses must be identified when the major is signed, so the student should have given some thought as to what minor, if any, to complete and which courses they will take for electives. Contact Dr. Wisner for information about signing a major.


There are some courses to be completed in a sequential manner, serving as pre-requisites for subsequent courses. Please see the undergraduate bulletin for specific coursework.

Grade and G.P.A. Requirements

Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.5 and at least a 'C' in every HSC designated course (except those offered CR/NC only) listed on the Major authorization form.


Substitution of Courses: In rare circumstances, courses can be substituted on the Major authorization form. Some individual substitutions can be made by an advisor during the signing of the major. However, substitution of core, 500 level courses, or internship after the major authorization has been signed must be approved by the Exercise & Health Sciences Faculty committee. An application for substitution of coursework for internship along with documentation of acceptance into graduate or professional program should be filed with the Exercise & Health Sciences Division Director.

Internship Selection: Students work with the Internship Coordinator to identify an appropriate approved internship opportunity that best meets their goals, needs, and circumstances. Many sites are available all over the country and even internationally, and more can be added. Students should begin planning for the internship opportunity when they register for 500-level courses.

Use of Laboratory and/or Equipment: Many of the courses in the Major and Minor involve laboratory activities in which students will be collecting data on other students in a learning environment. The measurements may involve personal information, exposure of regions of the body, physical exertion, or recording of various physical data or physiological responses. Students must respect the privacy of others and demonstrate professional behavior. Students with limitations, especially those requesting accommodation should contact the Office of Student Disability Services.

Unauthorized use of laboratory space or equipment is prohibited. Violation of lab policies and procedures may be grounds for punishment up to and including dismissal.