The Exercise Science program is concerned with the many aspects of human movement and its application to physical activity and the quality of one’s life. This program is suggested for students who are interested in a career in exercise science, sports medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, personal training or related fields.
Students complete coursework that provides a solid knowledge base of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and health. All students must complete the general education core and the Exercise Science core courses. Students should carefully study the specific requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer. Based on student transfer needs, course substitutions are possible; however, the degree requirements must be met. Please speak with an Exercise Science advisor or faculty member to finalize your program of study.
Upon completion of all coursework the student would have an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science and it intended for transfer. The program offers sound research based foundation and practical applications. While students must earn a Bachelor’s degree, many of the professional fields to which this degree leads require a master’s degree or beyond.
Contact information is available on the Exercise Science program website.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Correlate the structures of the human body with their functions.
- Discuss the relationships among physical activity, health, and nutrition.
- Describe methods of injury prevention.
- Evaluate physical activity skills.
- Apply Exercise Science principles to maintain and enhance health throughout the human lifespan.
- Teach physical activity skills across the human lifespan.
Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.
If students choose to transition to another program within the Health Sciences & Wellness pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.
Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.