Dec 04, 2023
The Exercise Science option provides a comprehensive exposure to courses which are basic to understanding and applying the science of exercise and its effect on the human condition. It provides the opportunity for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program or for employment in the exercise industry.
Additionally, the program provides preparation for National Certification Examinations such as those offered by the American Council on Exercise.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Use an appropriate theoretical framework for determining exercise needs and goals for individuals.
- Use appropriate methodology in health/fitness appraisal of specified parameters in lifestyle behavior modification.
- Create an appropriate exercise program design with the aid of software relative to the needs and desires of individuals.
- Implement, when necessary, appropriate knowledge and skill in the treatment of exercise related injury/emergency and nutritional suggestions to individuals.
- Demonstrate command of the knowledge base and skills necessary to seek a variety of employment situations, agency certifications and/or transfer to a four-year institution.
||Fitness or Personal trainer
Recommended Semester Sequence
General Education Requirements
Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).
Social Science Elective*
One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).
Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology Electives
- one general education course in Mathematics (MAT) 3 Credit(s) and
- INF-102 Introduction to Computing
- one general education course in Mathematics (MAT) 4 Credit(s)
- Natural Science Electives -Two general education courses selected from the following fields: BIO, CHM, PHY. 8 Credit(s)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Specific Program Notes
Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.
Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.
* General Education Elective(s)
** IST-123 will fulfill 3 Free Elective credits for students who place into the course.