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Exercise Science - Physical Education - Associate in General Studies

Program Code - CIP Code: EXSC.PHYSED.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 61
Academic 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

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra**or higher 3
  Humanities Elective (2 disciplines) 6
  Social Science Elective (2 disciplines) 6
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab* 1
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 32
*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.

Exercise Science – Physical Education Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
EXSC 0115 First Aid and CPR 2
EXSC 0116 Current Topics in Exercise Science 1
EXSC 0186-10 Techniques of Strength Training 2
EXSC 0201 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXSC 0204 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
EXSC 0205 Personal School and Community Health 3
EXSC 0206 Lifetime Fitness 3
EXSC 0209 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers 3
EXSC 0210 Sports Officiating 2
EXSC 0211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXSC 0212 Exercise Physiology 3
Total Hours for Exercise Science – Physical Education Requirements 28
*See course syllabi for Exercise Science – Physical Education course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for Associate in General Studies in Exercise Science – Physical Education 61
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