LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 27, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, AS

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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, strength and conditioning, 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 to finalize your program of study.

Upon completion of all coursework the student would have an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science and is 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

Contact information is available on the Exercise Science program website.

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. 


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Correlate the structures of the human body with their functions.
  2. Discuss the relationships among physical activity, health, and nutrition.
  3. Describe methods of injury prevention.
  4. Evaluate physical activity skills.
  5. Apply Exercise Science principles to maintain and enhance health throughout the human lifespan.
  6. Teach physical activity skills across the human lifespan.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • KIN 1100  provides overview of various careers in the field of Exercise Science.


  • Completion of ENGL 1010  and MATH 1400  as prerequisites for other courses.
  • Students begin development of their professional portfolio during this semester and continue throughout the program. 

Semester Total: 15 Credits

Second Semester


  • Completion of the first class for the personal trainer certification. Students who complete with a C or better can sit for the certification exam.

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Third Semester

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Students develop skills in fitness assessments and client programming in KIN 2470.

Fourth Semester


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Exercise Science internship completed within student-selected sub-discipline of interest.
  • Completion of Exercise Science, AS.

Semester Total: 18 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 66 Credits

Program Comments

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

The AS in Exercise Science is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential careers listed below require a student to transfer and continue their education at the next level. Potential careers include exercise science, sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, physical education teacher education (PETE) or occupational therapy.

Additional information on careers in Exercise Science is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The AS Exercise Science degree is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor degree program. LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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