Writing Requirements in Exercise Science

Exercise Science majors must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of general education WAC course not part of students’ degree plans.  Those credits may consist of DSU’s College Composition I and II, which are writing intensive, or transfer courses or credit considered equivalent according to SBHE placement and transfer policies.  Exercise Science majors must complete an additional 12 hours of WAC/WID courses from the list below, all of which are writing intensive:

HPER 300 Performance Assessment & Training Prescription (3)

HPER 430 Measurement & Evaluation (2)

HPER 432 Physiology of Exercise (3)

HPER 435 Advanced Exercise Science (4)

HPER 494 Undergraduate Research (1-6)

Writing intensive credit may also be available through alternative means, such as completing other upper-level courses, including internships, which require extensive guided instruction and recursive practice in writing.  Such alternative credit required the student to submit a writing portfolio documenting the intensive writing accompanied by a program substitution form filed by the department Chair.