Exercise Science, Associate in Science
The mission of the Department of Health and Exercise Science is to assist students in making informed career choices in this field. The A.S. degree in Exercise Science is based on the American College of Sports Medicineâ€™s recommended education competencies. The degree program promotes a multidisciplinary approach to preparing the student for a career in health and fitness-related fields. The curriculum teaches students to evaluate the clientâ€™s physical condition, abilities, needs and goals.
Graduates with this degree can perform fitness and health assessments and prescribe nutrition and training regimens. The curriculum includes general education requirements, a basic science and math foundation and discipline related courses such as Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Kinesiology, and Exercise Measurement and Prescription.
Upon completion of the degree, students are prepared to sit for a national certification in personal training, yoga, Pilates, group fitness, health and fitness instructor, and wellness coach.
A Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement is also offered, designed to provide entry-level training for those interested in a career as a personal fitness trainer.