Exercise Science: Health/Fitness - Associate in General Science

Program/CIP Code: EXSC.HLTH.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 64
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology

The Exercise Science Program offers an Associate in General Studies in Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree and a Certificate Program. Within the associate degree program, students can select one of four areas of specialization: health/fitness, physical education, coaching, or athletic trainer. Students selecting the Health/Fitness specialization are eligible upon completion of this degree to take the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Certification Exam. NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) officially recognizes the Health/Fitness specialization curriculum as meeting their established criteria and are eligible to take the NSCA, Personal Trainer Certificate Exam. Students who complete the certificate program are eligible to take the American College of Sports Medicine Exercise Leader Certification Exam.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 Intermediate College Algebra**or higher 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 0270 Physiology* 3
BIOL 0271 Physiology Lab* 1
Total General Education Requirements 26
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
BIOL 0160 Kinesiology 3
EXSC 0115 First Aid and CPR 2
EXSC 0116 Current Topics in Exercise Science 1
EXSC 0157 or
EXSC 0158
Personal Trainer Reviewer Exam or
Group Fitness Instructor Exam Review
EXSC 0186-10 Techniques of Strength Training 2
EXSC 0201 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXSC 0204 Sport Exercise Psychology 3
EXSC 0206 Lifetime Fitness 3
EXSC 0211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXSC 0212 Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 0213 Exercise Testing 3
EXSC 0251 Exercise Testing 3
PSYC 0203 Human Development 3
Elective 3
Total Hours for Exercise Science – Health/Fitness Requirements 37
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in General Studies in Exercise Science – Health/Fitness Degree 64

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