2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Exercise Science, AS

Exercise science is a scientifically-based curriculum which includes coursework in the basic sciences, the physiology and biomechanics of exercise, fitness assessment and exercise testing, exercise prescription and training, behavior modification, and the clinical aspects of exercise. Upon program completion, students can pursue employment in a fitness center setting, health promotion, or personal training.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Science

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIO 100Fundamentals of Biology

4

BIO 110Anatomy & Physiology

4

BIO 210Human Physiology

4

CHM 100Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

or

CHM 120General Chemistry I

4

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

ENG 111College Writing II: Literature

3

or

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

MATH 152Trigonometry

3

PHY 111College Physics I

4

PSI 101American Government

3

SOC 102Principles of Sociology

3

or

SOC 105Introduction to Gerontology

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

WPE 101Principles of Fitness & Health

2

WPE 105Lifestyle Modification

2

WPE 130Nutrition for Health

3

WPE 131Exercise Physiology

3

WPE 150Foundat's/Hlth, PE, & Ex Sci

3

WPE 231Kinesiology

3

Fine Arts

3

Humanities

3

Wellness/Physical Education Activity Courses

2

Total Credit Hours: 62

Transfer Notes: The bachelor’s degree in exercise science will prepare a student for a career in the areas of physical fitness and health promotion, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness assessment and exercise prescription. It is also an excellent choice if you plan to enter graduate or chiropractic school or a professional program in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or medicine.