Exercise Science

Starting a major

Although not a required course for the major, many students take Psych 125 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, or CAN take their First Year?

  • Must:  There are no courses that must be taken in the first year.
  • Should: ESTH 150 and Psych 125 .
  • 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.



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.