Exercise Science Resources

Frequently used resources for students of the Exercise Science program. 

Exercise Science Course Schedule

Below are samples of Exercise Science Students' weekly course schedule. Please note these calendars are subject to change and should not be used in place of the course syllabi.

Click here to view Upper Level Curriculum Map

Student Guidebook

Academic Year 2020-2021 Student Guidebook: Exercise Science (B.S.)

Academic Year 2021-2022 Student Guidebook: Exercise Science (B.S.)

Appendix I: Professional Behaviors Plan
Appendix II: Code of Ethics - NSCA
Code of Ethics - ACSM
Appendix III: Immunization Requirements
Appendix IV: Practice Center Policies
Biosafety Policies
Appendix V: Injury Prevention and Reporting Policy
Appendix VI: Experiential Learning Education Handbook
Appendix VII: NSCA Professional Standards and Guidelines
Appendix VIII: Center for Academic Achievement

Appendix IX:  Background Checks & Drug Screens: Process and Procedure

Technical Standards

The following are essential functions needed for successful completion of the Exercise Science program at Florida Gulf Coast University.  Students must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, each of these essential functions in order to fully participate in the program and successfully complete the requirements of the program.  A student requesting accommodation in regard to carrying out any of these essential functions must realize that although he/she may meet program requirements to graduate, he/she may not meet some requirements of licensure and employment in the profession. 

 Florida Gulf Coast University, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the University's guiding principles, provides classroom and academic accommodation to students with documented disabilities.  Students are responsible for providing documentation of disability to the Office of Adaptive Services.  Whether or not a requested accommodation is reasonable will be determined on an individual basis in consultation with the Office of Adaptive Services.  (See current FGCU Student Guidebook). 

  1. Possess sufficient verbal and non-verbal communication skills that are necessary to communicate effectively within diverse situations and to people with different social and cultural backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors and standards needed to assimilate, analyze, and clearly process in a logical, practical manner to effectively implement proper care to the physically active or sedentary individual through the use of established protocols.
  3. Demonstrate a calm demeanor during highly stressful/emergency situations and make sound judgments for the physically active or sedentary and the medical professional.
  4. Ability to develop a rapport with fellow students, health care professionals, instructors, community site supervisors and other individuals to insure quality medical attention is achieved.
  5. Ability to record information given by individuals such as clients, athletes, medical personnel and instructors efficiently and accurately.
  6. Sufficient strength, coordination, auditory perception, and sensory function to be able to perform physical assessments and activities,  as well as position, transport and assist in the moving of an individual.

Experiential Learning

The Exercise Science Program works with several facilities outside the State of Florida.  Individual states may have requirements and/or resources for students placed at experiential learning facilities in those states. Links are provided below for requirements and/or resources provided by individual states outside of Florida.

State of Texas Clinical/Experiential Learning Site Complaints.

Useful Links/Forms

Campus Partners

Library Guide

The Athletic Training and Exercise Science Library Guide offers a collection of library and other resources specially designed for FGCU students and faculty alike. 

It’s a good starting point if you are interested in conducting a lit review, finding peer-reviewed articles, need help locating a specific health assessment or psychological test, or you just want to see what books the library has on Athletic Training and Exercise Science. 

Human Performance Library Guide

  • Library Guide Details