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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, Associate of Science


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The Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science prepares students for jobs in the fitness industry, including health clubs, corporate fitness centers and personal training. At the same time, the program prepares the student for transfer into a four-year degree program as a junior in majors such as Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Sports Marketing, Pre-Medical and related programs.

The fitness industry has a wide variety of jobs available and is projected to be a growth industry throughout the next decade.

Graduates are able to:

  • gain practical, hands-on experience from both outside companies and within the College’s fitness center
  • possess a broad knowledge of exercise, including its benefits and risks, influence on overall health and its limitations with special populations
  • administer and interpret fitness/exercise tests and prescribe exercise programs for a variety of populations
  • demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the muscles, bones, connective tissue, energy systems and how to train them; common injuries and basic first aid; and the effects of exercise in relation to many diseases, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity
  • have the knowledge and practical experience needed to sit for a nationally-recognized personal fitness trainer certification

Curriculum – A.S. Degree


Third Semester


Total Credits 63-64


1 May select another course from the Technological Competency category of the General Education & Computer Science Electives List  list.

2 Select a course from the appropriate category of the General Education & Computer Science Electives List  list.

3 Mathematics by official placement test. Students may not take courses below placement level. Recommended courses are MATH 103C Quantitative Literacy , MATH 110 Statistics I  or MATH 151 Calculus I 

4 Students must pass the Red Cross Lifesaving minimum skills test the first week of class for FITN 148 Lifeguarding . Students do not receive credit for both Lifeguarding and FITN 129 First Aid & CPR .

5 Students may select two courses from the following Fitness and Wellness Electives:

DANC 109 Pilates 
FITN 133 Swimming for Fitness 

FITN 108 Volleyball 

FITN 115 Dynamics of Fitness & Wellness 
FITN 103 Beginning Golf 
FITN 143 Yoga  

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