2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science BS, (Exercise Science Specialization)

College of Health Sciences and Education
Program Director: George Godlewski, PhD

Students completing the BS in Health Science will:

  1. Integrate and demonstrate knowledge of diverse research designs from both the qualitative and quantitative paradigms, and will conceptually synthesize and demonstrate all steps of the research process.
  2. Demonstrate critical reasoning skills in the patient care process by conducting a client assessment, identifying functional problems, and developing an appropriate intervention plan.
  3. Interact and communicate professionally and courteously with clients while demonstrating the necessary clinical competencies required within their respective health care discipline.

Statement of Program Assessment for BS in Health Science:

Program courses are evaluated each semester via both University faculty evaluations and individual department course evaluations.

Specialization in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science specialization is a 4 year program resulting in a bachelor’s degree in Health Science.

Program Goals:


Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills appropriate for entry-level employment as a Health Exercise Specialist.


Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.


Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.


Students will demonstrate a commitment to applying professional behaviors and adhering to ethical principles.

Exercise Science Required Courses

Please note: due to the number of Health Care Management courses required for the major, students in the Exercise Science major may not declare a minor in Health Care Management.

Choose One (must fulfill sequence begun in Fall)

Exercise Science Courses to be completed at Luzerne County Community College

The following courses are offered at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), Nanticoke campus. Students are expected to supply their own transportation to and from LCCC. Students will be expected to follow LCCC’s academic calendar and schedule of classes, which may not match Misericordia’s calendar.

Sample Program of Study

First Year


Total Credits 16

Total Credits 16

Second Year

Third Year


Total Credits 16


Total Credits 16

Fourth Year


  • Core  3 credits
  • Core  3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Free Elective 3 credits
  • Evidence of CPR Certification (no credit - may be taken on campus as HP 999)
Total Credits 15


Total Credits 12

Total Credits Required for Graduation 121 credits

This total includes all major requirements, university core curriculum requirements, and free electives.