Exercise Science

Starting a major

  • Many students take Psych 125 and Nursing 110 during their first year. Some students take Bio 150 and/or a chemistry class if they are thinking of physical therapy graduate school.  Bio 143 and Bio 243 (Anatomy I and II) are taken in the sophomore year.

Are there courses students MUST/SHOULD/CAN take their First Year?

  • Must:  There are no courses that must be taken in the first year.
  • Should: Psych 125 and Nursing 110.
  • Can:  If ready, students may take Bio 150 and Stats 110.

Credit for previous coursework

  • Credit for transfer courses are done in consultation with the Registrar and the Exercise Science Department Chair.


  • None

Informational Events

  • Week One information sessions on the exercise science major, pre-PT, and pre-OT programs.
  • Email Cindy Book (book@stolaf.edu) to sign up for the exercise science email alias to receive occasional emails on internships, advising, speakers, and events.

Other Information/College Catalog Link/Website Link

Contacts & Department Location

Exercise Science Department Office: 114 Skoglund Center

To download and print, click on this link: Exercise Science Information Sheet