Exercise Science A.S. (EXSS)

Attention 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 discipline-related 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
First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
EXS 101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
HPE 101 Personal and Community Health 2

MAT 150 

or MAT 160


Introduction to Probability and Statistics

College Algebra

Elective Physical Education 1
Elective Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to literature 3
EXS 102 Exercise Measurement & Prescription 3
BIO 163 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SPM 102 Sport History and Philosophy 3
Elective Social Science 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
EXS 103 Methods of Instruction and Personal Training  3
EXS 107 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries  3
BIO 164 Anatomy and Physiology II  4
Elective Physical Education 1
Elective Social Sciences/Humanities 3
Semester Total 14
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 111 Speech 3
EXS 105 Kinesiology 3
SPM 103 Science and Wellness 3
BIO 124 Nutrition 3
Elective Free Elective 3-5
Semester Total 15-17
Credit Total 60

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