Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2022-2023 catalog year. 

Those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2022-2023 academic year will follow the Degree Requirements outlined in your catalog of record.

Major Requirements

Students must pass all required IES courses with a C or better and maintain a major GPA of 2.0.  Students are also required either a minor or Sports Health Concentration along with the IES major.

Required Courses
BIOL 13100
BIOL 13300
ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB
and ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II-W/LAB 1
8
IES 10100FOUNDATIONS EXERCISE SCIENCE3
IES 10500MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY HEALTH PRO3
IES 21000FITNESS & HEALTH PROMO/MGMT3
IES 29700FITNESS ADMIN/ORGANIZATION3
IES 31100NUTRITION AND FITNESS3
IES 31200PHYSIOLOGY: MUSC ACT & EXER (Lab experience) 24
IES 32000KINESIOLOGY&APP BIOMECHANICS (Lab experience) 24
IES 34600STRENGTH TRNG AND CONDITIONING (Lab experience) 24
IES 40000EXERCISE TESTING/PRESCRIPTION (Lab experience) 34
IES 40100EXERCISE TEST/PRESCRIP/SPECIAL 34
Electives
Select at least one of the following:3-4
SPORT/EXERCISE/PERFORM PSYC
ATHLETIC TRAINING
RESEARCH DESIGN & ANALYSIS:SM 5
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
CARDIAC REHABILITATION (Lab experience) 3
PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING (Lab experience) 4
Capstone Experience
IES 48000SENIOR SEMINAR/CAPSTONE1
IES 48100INDEPENDENT RESEARCH3
or IES 49800 INTERNSHIP
Total Hours50-51
1

Recommended co-requisite: CHEM 10600 PHYSIOLOGIC CHEM I-W/LAB:SM

2

Prerequisite: BIOL 13100 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB or permission

3

Prerequisite: BIOL 13100 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB/BIOL 13300 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II-W/LAB and IES 31200 PHYSIOLOGY: MUSC ACT & EXER, or permission

4

Prerequisite: BIOL 13100 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB/BIOL 13300 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II-W/LAB or permission

5

Prerequisite IES 10100 FOUNDATIONS EXERCISE SCIENCE or PSYC 10100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

Capstone Experience

Students are required to complete a capstone experience in which they will work closely with a faculty member in the application of this experience. After or in conjunction with the specialty coursework, students will complete an internship or research project to enhance their experience. Students will be responsible for completing both writing and presentation components.

  • Enroll in IES 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR/CAPSTONE and IES 48100 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH or IES 49800 INTERNSHIP.
  • IES 48100 INDEPENDENT RESEARCH: students will be responsible for designing, implementing, and completing a research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    or
  • IES 49800 INTERNSHIP: this can be an on- or off-campus experience that is based upon the student's specialty interest. Thirty hours of didactic contact time per hour are required (90 total hours are required).

Total Hours: 50-51 and a correlative minor or concentration (16-30 hours) 

Suggested Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
BIOL 13100 ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY I:W/LAB 4
IES 10500 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY HEALTH PRO 3
Hiram Core or Elective 3-4
 Hours14-15
Fall 3 Week
IES 10100 FOUNDATIONS EXERCISE SCIENCE 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
BIOL 13300 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II-W/LAB 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
IES 21000 FITNESS & HEALTH PROMO/MGMT 3
IES 29700 FITNESS ADMIN/ORGANIZATION 3
Minor or Concentration 3-4
Hiram Core 4
 Hours13-14
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
IES Elective 3-4
Minor or Concentration 3-4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours10-12
Spring 3 Week
IES Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring
Plan and verify that you are on track with requirements including minimum credits to have 120 to graduate.
 Hours0
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
IES 34600 STRENGTH TRNG AND CONDITIONING 4
Minor or Concentration 3-4
 Hours11-12
Fall 3 Week
IES 31100 NUTRITION AND FITNESS 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
IES 32000 KINESIOLOGY&APP BIOMECHANICS 4
Minor or Concentration 3-4
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 4
 Hours11-12
Spring 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
IES 31200 PHYSIOLOGY: MUSC ACT & EXER 4
Minor or Concentration Course 3-4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Hiram Core or Elective 3
 Hours14-15
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
IES 40100 EXERCISE TEST/PRESCRIP/SPECIAL 4
IES 40000 EXERCISE TESTING/PRESCRIPTION 4
Minor or Concentration Course 3-4
 Hours11-12
Spring 3 Week
IES 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR/CAPSTONE 1
IES 48100
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH
or INTERNSHIP
3
 Hours4
 Total Hours121-134