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Exercise Science - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

AN ARTS AND SCIENCES AREA OF CONCENTRATION

APPLICATION CODE 165

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

The Exercise Science area of study is intended to examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and development, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exercise psychology. This area of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience, and is intended to prepare students to transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions. Ultimately, the student will be prepared for careers in clinical, corporate, commercial, and/or community exercise/wellness settings.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

BIOL 101General Biology

4

MATH 138Statistics

4

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 203Anatomy and Physiology I

4

CHEM 101General Inorganic Chemistry I

4

OR

CHEM 103Fundamentals of General Chemistry

4

EXSC 200Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIOL 204Anatomy and Physiology II

4

EXSC 101Introduction to Exercise Science

1

EXSC 150Sport and Society

3

OR

HEED 210Foundations of Health Education and Health Behavior

3

EXSC 210Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

HEED 200Health/Fitness Leader

3

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
EXSC 209Sport and Exercise Nutrition

3

EXSC 250Exercise Science Internship

3

HEED 112First Aid and Safety

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

The Arts & Humanities Core requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH 151THET 102THET 103THET 202THET 241, or WMST 193. Students who choose to complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete General Education Core Electives.

A graduate should be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of exercise science, including anatomy and physiology, as they relate to physical activity, exercise, and sport.
  2. Apply the fundamental concepts in planning, assessing, and evaluating fitness programming for individuals.
  3. Describe how socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and others factors affect fitness development and participation and performance in sports.
  4. Apply theoretical and practical skills in the exercise science internship.
  5. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning that guides the principles of conduct during interaction with clients/participants, the public, and other health professionals.