Exercise Science A.S. (EXSS)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program prepares students to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Exercise Science, Adult Health, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and similar
curricula in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Graduates of such baccalaureate programs find employment in health, wellness, health management, health center and fitness center program management, corporate health and wellness programs, health and physical education teaching, exercise physiology teaching and research, medical exercise rehabilitation programs,adult fitness programs and related fields. The curriculum includes general education requirements, a basic science and math foundation and a broad base in disciplinerelated courses such as exercise physiology, nutrition, kinesiology and exercise measurement and prescription. In addition, the program will prepare the students to sit for nationally accredited exams in the field of exercise science such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
• take advanced academic work at a four-year institution in one of the exercise science professions.
• sit for nationally accredited exams in the field of exercise science (ACSM, NSCA, etc.).
• conduct complete fitness assessments and prescribe exercise programs to the public.
• recognize how the body works and how it is affected by environmental factors
• recognize liability issues facing the student as they go to work in this “hands-on” profession

Exercise Science A.S. (EXSS)
First Semester   Credits
ENG 105 College English 3
EXS 101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
HPE 101 Personal and Community Health 2
MAT 160 College Algebra 3
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester    
ENG 106 College English II 3
EXS 102 Exercise Measurement & Prescription 3
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SPM 103 Science & Wellness 3
Elective Physical Education 1
  Semester Total 14
Third Semester    
EXS 105 Kinesiology 3
EXS 103 Methods of Instruction & Personal Training 3
BIO 124 Nutrition 3
ENG 111 Speech 3
Elective Social Sciences/Humanities 3
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester    
EXS 104 Exercise for Special Populations 3
EXS 106 Exercise Psychology 3
Elective Social Sciences 3
Elective Physical Education 1
Elective Humanities 3
Elective Free Elective 3-5
  Semester Total 16-18
  Credit Total 60-62

Recommended electives: CHE 111; CIS 105; MAT 150; PED 110, 143, 165; PSY 140; SOC 150