EXERCISE SCIENCE

Associate in Science Degree

 

 

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

To prepare students to transfer into a four-year program in the exercise sciences.  Majoring in exercise science can lead to vocations in such fields as biomechanics; cardiac rehabilitation; coaching, community, corporate or private health, wellness, and fitness; education; exercise physiology; kinesiology; personal training; research; and strength and conditioning for athletes.  Students may also qualify for positions in community, corporate or private health, wellness and fitness, while pursuing a BS degree.

 

COURSE CURRICULUM

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER                                                                CREDITS                   LEC/LAB

BIO 103        Anatomy & Physiology I                                                                         4                                             3/3

CMN 111      Speech: Human Communication                                                             3                                             3/0

                                    OR

CMN 112     Public Speaking                                                                                          3                                             3/0

ENG 101       English Composition I                                                                               3                                             3/0

HPE 151       Introduction to Exercise Science                                                              1                                             1/0

HPE 110       Concepts of Health & Fitness                                                                  2                                             1/2

                                     OR

HPE 111       Living With Health                                                                                     3                                             3/0

MATXXX  Approved Mathematics Elective                                                               3                                            3/0

                                                                                           SEMESTER TOTAL         16-17

 

SECOND SEMESTER

BIO 104       Anatomy & Physiology II                                                                           4                                             3/3

ENG 102      English Composition II                                                                                 3                                            3/0

HPE 134      Prev., Assess., & Care of Athletic Injuries                                                3                                            3/0

                                    OR

HPE105       1st Aid, CPR, & AED

IST 101        Computer Concepts w/Applications                                                          3                                            2/2

PSY 101       Introductory Psychology                                                                             3                                            3/0

                                                                                              SEMESTER TOTAL           16

 

THIRD SEMESTER

HPE 163       Team Sports Management                                                                            2                                            2/0

HPE 241       Exercise Physiology                                                                                       3                                            2/2

MATXXX  Approved Mathematics Elective                                                                3-4                                           3/0

                     General Education                                                                                           3                                             3/0

                     General Education                                                                                           3                                             3/0

                                                                                               SEMESTER TOTAL        14-15

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

HPE 101      Basic Concepts of Nutrition                                                                            3                                             3/0

HPE 242      Exercise Measurement & Prescription                                                           3                                             2/3

HPE 243      Practical Field Experience (15 hrs/week/15 weeks)*                                     3                                            3/0

PTA105      Kinesiology                                                                                                         3                                            3/0

                     General Education                                                                                              3                                            3/0

                                                                                                   SEMESTER TOTAL          15

 

                                                                                                             GRAND TOTAL    61-63

 

 

 

 

APPROVED ELECTIVES

1.  ENGLISH COMPOSITION:

       Initial course is determined by placement.  Six credits of English Composition are required for graduation.

 

2.    APPROVED MATHEMATICS RESTRICTED ELECTIVES:

       Six credits of Mathematics are required for graduation in the following courses listed below:

                 

        MAT 108, 135, 141, 146, 149, 200

 

3.    APPROVED GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES (CLUSTER B):

       Students must select 3 courses (9 credits) from at least 2 of the categories listed below:

 

                  Society & Human Behavior

                  Criminal Justice (CRJ) 101, 212                                            Political Science (POL) 101, 102

                  Economics (ECO) 103, 111, 112                                           Psycology (PSY) All Courses

                  Education (EDU) 102, 109, 120, 201                                    Sociology (SOC) 101, 102, 104, 106, 201, 203, 205, 209, 219

                  Philosophy (PHI) 204

                 

                  Historical Perspectives

                  History (HIS) All Courses

 

                  Aesthetic Perspectives

                  Fine Arts (ART) 121, 122, 123, 124, 126                                Music (MUS) 103, 155, 224, 225

                  Dance (DAN) 101                                                                     Photography (PHO) 101, 103, 110

                  English (ENG) All 200-Level English Courses                     Theater (THR) 101, 110

 

                  Communication: Foreign Language

                  ALL French (FRE), German (GER), Italian (ITA), and Spanish (SPA) except SPA 110

                 

                  Diversity & Global Perspective

                  Fine Arts (ART) 123, 124, 126                                                  Music (MUS) 155

                  English (ENG) 213, 214, 221, 231, 232, 234                              Psychology (PSY) 221

                  History (HIS) 109, 206, 218, 221                                                Sociology(SOC) 209

                  Hospitality (HOS) 115                                                                Spanish(SPA) 110

 

                  Integrated General Education

                  Communications (CMN) 101, 131, 201                                  Social Science (SSC) 201

                  Philosophy (PHI) 205, 209