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College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Why Study College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Under UMass Boston’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences, students can choose to study Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise and Health Sciences as a major. It is the perfect stepping stone for international students interested in a career in a variety of medical fields. The program includes a solid foundation based on the principles of exercise physiology and physical activity promotion while offering the flexibility for students to pursue prerequisite courses for graduate programs in many health professions.

Key Information

Duration

Two or three semesters

Intakes

  • January
  • May
  • September

Location

Boston

Course Structure

Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP: 3 Semesters*

27-30 credit hours applied from Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP toward 120 credits.

Semester 1 Course Title Credits
MSIS 110 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems 3
MATH 129 Pre-Calculus for Management and Social Sciences 3
POLISCI 101 Introduction to Political Science 3
UNI 101 Integrated Skills (UMass Boston Navitas GSSP Support Course) --
Total Credits 9
Semester 2 Course Title Credits
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
BIOL 101 The Basis of Life 3
MUSIC 115 World Music 3
Total Credits 12
Semester 3 Course Title Credits
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
ECON 102 The Global Environment 3
MSIS 111 Managerial Statistics 3
Total Credits 9
Total Program Credits 27-30

*Note that this is only a sample of the courses offered during the Navitas GSSP.

Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP: 2 Semesters*

27 credit hours applied from Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP towards 120 credits.

Progression Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum 27-30 credits (10-course modules) earned during Undergraduate ISSP
  • 27 credits = 9 courses
  • 30 credits = 10 courses
Semester 1 Course Title Credits
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 129 Pre-Calculus for Management and Social Sciences 3
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
UNI 101 Integrated Skills (Navitas Support Course) 0
AMST 101 American Popular Culture 3
Total Credits 12
Semester 2 Course Title Credits
ENVSCI101 Environmental Science 3
COMM 100 Introduction to Communication 3
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
ECON 102 The Global Environment 3
MSIS 111 Managerial Statistics 3
Total Credits 15
Total Program Credits 27

Note: Course availability may vary semester on semester, and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students’ eligibility to take certain classes will depend on Math Placement score and Writing Assessment results. Students are encouraged to complete their placement exams and register for classes prior to arrival. Those who do not complete these steps prior to arrival may find that classes become full, in which case the student will have to wait until a subsequent semester to complete those courses.

Progressing to UMass Boston

Progression Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Minimum 27-30 credits (10-course modules) earned during Undergraduate ISSP
  • 27 credits = 9 courses
  • 30 credits = 10 courses

More information about the Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Health Sciences, please click here.

Degree Requirements

  • 120 credit hour program
  • 27 credit hours applied from Undergraduate UMass Boston Navitas GSSP
  • 93 credit hours remaining towards a degree

UMass Boston College of Management Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • Exercise and Health Sciences (BS)

Popular Careers

  • Fitness Director
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Health Promotion Practioner
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health
  • Research Scientist
  • Sports Medicine
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