Exercise and Sport Science (BS)

What is Exercise and Sport Science? 

Leap into an active and invigorating career with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science from Wayne State University. You'll study human health and development in our science-based curriculum, and you'll apply that knowledge to sport, fitness, human movement systems, and other areas of kinesiology. The Sport and Exercise Science major readies you for graduate study and leads you to a rewarding career dedicated to improving human performance and wellness.

What can I do with an Exercise and Sport Science Degree?

Drive toward a hands-on, active career in exercise and sport science. The BS in Exercise and Sport Science program prepares you for graduate programs like physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), physician assistant (PA), exercise physiology, and more. With a multi-dimensional understanding of human bodies and a deep commitment to wellness, you'll contribute to the health of individuals and communities in roles like:

Corporate wellness coach Fitness sales representative Group exercise and fitness instructor
Exercise physiologist Strength and conditioning coach Sports administrator
Cardiac rehabilitation therapist Personal trainer Sports coach

 Schoolcraft College Course planning

Choose an area of study (associate degree), earn Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and complete pathway courses. The below pathway outlines the required Schoolcraft College courses. Courses not taken or transferred from Schoolcraft College can be completed at Wayne State University.

Choose an area of study

Associate Degree
Associate in Arts (AA)
Associate in Science (AS)
Physical Education Movement Science (AAS)

Earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

MTA Requirement/Specific Course Credit Hours Notes
*ENG 101 English Composition I (ENG 1020)   3  
*ENG 102 English Composition II (ENG 3010)   3  
Approved Mathematics (see MTA) 3-4  
*BIOL 120 Principles of Biology I (BIO 1510) 5  
*PHYS 123 Applied Physics (PHY 1020)  5  
*PSYCH 201 Intro to Psychology (PSY 1020) 4  
Approved Social Science (see MTA) 3 Second Social Science must be from different discipline
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 3  
Approved Humanities/Fine Arts (see MTA) 1-3 Second Humanities/Art must be from different discipline
Total 30 credits min.  

*Meets MTA requirements and/or satisfies Wayne State degree requirement (prerequisites may be required, see Schoolcraft advisor).

Complete pathway courses

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 236 Anatomy and Physiological (BIO 2870) 5
BIOL 115 Nutrition (NFS 2030) 3
BUS 101 Intro to Business (BA 2020) 3
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (CHM 1070) 4
PE 121 First Aid and Personal Safety (LFA 2330) 2
PE 225 Motor Development (KIN 3400) 3
Any 6 PE credits (LFA 1XXX) 6
Total      26 credits

    Course planning 

The following courses are required to finish the degree requirements.  Any pathway course(s) not completed at the community college can be completed at Wayne State University. 

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise and Sport Science

 Course Credit Hours
KHS 1000 Contemporary Issues in Sport 3
KIN 3000 Professional Perspectives in KIN 3
KIN 3540 Cultural Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HE 3500 Human Disease 3
KIN 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3

KIN 5523 Physical Activity and Exercise Psychology

      or KIN 5520 Sport Psychology

KIN 3580 Biomechanics 3
KIN 6300 Exercise Physiology I 3

KIN 6100 Methods of Group Training

      or KIN 6120 Strength and Conditioning

KIN 6320 Fitness Assessment/Prescription 3
KIN 5350 Exercise Science Internship 4
KIN Elective (see WSU advisor) 10
Total 44 credits (minimum)

  Transfer credit summary

Transfer credit summary Credits
Schoolcraft College transferrable credits 76 credits
Required Wayne State University credits 44 credits 
Total credits required to complete bachelor's degree 120 Credits (transferred or WSU)
  •  WSU requires a minimum of 30 hours in residency. 
  • You can review how courses transfer using the course equivalency tool for other acceptable equivalences. 

How do I get started?

  • Join Wayne State Transfer Pathways
  • Schedule a WSU Transfer Success Appointment         
  • Meet with your academic advisors and track your academic progress 


  • The pathway allows multiple associate degree options with the flexibility to customize your degree path. The minimum eligibility to participate in the Wayne State Transfer Pathways is a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), and an associate degree (earned or Reverse Transfer).  
  • All college-level (non-developmental), non-duplicated courses with a 2.0 (C) grade point average (GPA) or above will be considered for transfer credit.  Earned credit will transfer as 1) direct course equivalency, 2) major/department credit, or 3) elective credit. Credits not earned at Schoolcraft College will need to be taken at WSU.  
  • These pathways do not replace the importance of Schoolcraft College and Wayne State academic advising. The pathway provides a general roadmap to degree completion. 

Primary contacts

  Schoolcraft College   Schoolcraft College
     Academic Advising
     734-462-4429 | eadvise@schoolcraft.edu


Transfer Student Success Center
313-577-2487 | transfer@wayne.edu
College of Education
313-577-1620 | Academic Advisors  

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.