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The Major

  • CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry (4 credits)
  • PSYC 116 Behavior, Health Care and Society (4 credits)
  • BIOL 112 Cells, Genes and Inheritance (4 credits)
  • AWPE 1XX Fundamentals of Exercise Science (3 credits)
  • BIOL 341 Cell Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIO/CHEM 251 Introduction to Nutrition Science (3 credits)
  • MATH 120 Elementary Statistics or PSYC 245 Research Methods and Statistics (3 credits)
  • BIOL 345 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • AWPE 325 Sports Medicine* (3 credits)
  • AWPE 329 Lifetime Wellness (2 credits)
  • AWPE 342 Kinesiology (3 credits)
  • EXER 488 Senior Capstone* (1 credit)

AND one of the following courses:

  • BIOL 347 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • PSYC 371 Motivation and Emotion (3 credits)
  • PSYC 372 Sports Psychology (3 credits)
  • AWPE 143 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning* (2 credits)
  • AWPE 2XX Theory of Coaching* (2 credits)


  • Students must complete one internship/externship in order to graduate. This may be accomplished through an established Earlham program such as one of the Center for Global Health externships at Reid Health or Cutting Edge Physical Therapy, or an internship in the Athletics and Wellness Center, or an equivalent internship as approved by the Exercise Science faculty.

* course awaiting approval

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.