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Undergrad Exercise Science Fitness/Wellness Track

Program Description

The Fitness/Wellness Track is designed according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its purpose is to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification program, as well as the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) Qualification

As of Spring 2015, the B.S. Exercise Science Fitness/Wellness track has attained status under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA®) Education Recognition Program (ERP). The strength and conditioning component of the Fitness/Wellness track prepares and encourages students to take the NSCA CSCS exam. By successfully completing the exam, the student earns what is widely considered to be a top credential for personal trainers and strength coaches. For information about this exciting possibility, please contact Mr. Stephen Newhart, Adjunct Professor of Strength and Conditioning, newhart@uta.edu.

About the CSCS® Exam (nsca.com)
ERP Schools – Full List (nsca.com)

Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 with grade of C or better
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5

Maintaining Major Status

Students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and a 2.5 in the major or they will be placed on departmental probation. Students who are on departmental probation must meet with their academic advisor for future enrollment options. If students are unable to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, they will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major. All courses taken to make up the GPA deficiency must be completed at UT Arlington. If students are able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following their loss of major status, they can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Exercise Science Advisor when grades are posted.

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science - Fitness/Wellness Track