Wellness

Exercise Science and Personal Training

Title: 
Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance
Major: 
3059
Effective term: 
2019 Fall
Final term: 
9999
Award: 
AAS
Total credits required: 
63-72.5
Program Availability: 
Shared by: CG, GC, MC, PV, SC, SM
Award type: 
AAS
Revision ID: 
293
Description

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance program prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certifications. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions such as personal training within health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, and public and private recreation facilities. This curriculum also provides good preparation for transfer to a four-year bachelor program.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better required for all courses within the program.

PED requirement not met with Sport Skills or Lifetime Fitness/Fitness Center PED courses

Students can achieve the AGEC-A by completing the following: An additional course with the Humanities, Arts and Design general studies designation 3 An additional course with the Natural Science general studies designation 4 Recommend BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 An additional course with the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications general studies designation 3 Recommend MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3 OR PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3

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Requirements
Credits:44-48.5
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
EXS210Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness 2
EXS211Assessment and Program Design: Flexibility and Balance 2
EXS212Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness 2
EXS213Assessment and Program Design: Weight Management and Motivation 2
EXS214Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind Body Exercises 2
EXS216Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning 2
EXS218Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises and Activities 2
EXS290Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 3
 
EXS239Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (3) OR
EXS239AAPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) AND
EXS239ABPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2) 3
 
HES100Healthful Living 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3
 
HES106Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (0.5) OR
EMT101Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.50) OR
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer certification (0) 0-0.5
 
FON100Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3) 3
 
PSY101Introduction to Psychology 3
 
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
1 year of high school biology AND
RDG100Successful College Reading (3) or higher level Reading course OR
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Eligibility by reading test score (0) 0-4
 
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
 
PED101STStrength Training 1
 
PED101GFGroup Fitness/Aerobics (1) OR
PED101KBKickboxing (1) OR
PED101PSPilates (1) OR
PED101TCTai Chi (1) OR
PED101YHHatha Yoga (1) OR
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED101YPPower Yoga (1) OR
PED101YRRestorative Yoga (1) OR
PED101BSBody Sculpting (1) OR
PED101PCPhysical Conditioning (1) OR
PED101BCBoot Camp (1) OR
PED101ZUZumba Fitness (1) OR
PED101SRStretch and Relaxation (1) OR
PED101CYCycling - Indoor (1) OR
PED101YGGentle Yoga (1) OR
PED101TXSuspension Training (1) 1
Restricted Electives
Credits:4
CHM130Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
CHM130LLFundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
 
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4) 4
Free Elective
Credits:4
Students must choose four (4) additional credits of general elective courses.
 
(CHM130AND CHM130LL), OR (CHM151 and CHM151LL) OR BIO202 are recommended for students who intend to transfer.
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 15-20
 
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
 
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
 
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3) 3
 
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
 
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) 3-5
 
General Education DistributionCredits 3
 
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
 
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 0
Met by HES100 in Required Courses.
 
Natural SciencesCredits 0
Met by BIO201 in Required Courses.
Competencies
  1. Explain health and human movement using a fundamental understanding of the relevant scientific concepts of physiology, biomechanics and psychology. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], FON100, FON241, PSY101).
  2. Locate and critically evaluate relevant scholarly literature. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, [COM], CRE101, RDG100, [FYC]).
  3. Conduct and interpret foundational assessments of health and human movement. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, CRE101, RDG100, [MA])
  4. Design, implement and evaluate evidence based physical activity programs that promote health, improve fitness, and enhance quality of life. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218,EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, FON100, FON241, PED+++, [MA])
  5. Apply theories of motivation and behavior change to develop and implement strategies for improving exercise adoption and adherence. (EXS101, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, HES100, PSY101)
  6. Explain the role of culture in physical activity and health behaviors. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, HES210, [COM], [HU])
  7. Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, PED+++, [HU])
  8. Adapt instructional techniques to ensure client safety and goal attainment. (EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, [COM], PED+++)
  9. Collaborate with diverse individuals to achieve common goals. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], [HU], [MA])
  10. Communicate verbally, non-verbally and in writing in an articulate, respectful, empathetic and culturally competent manner for diverse audiences and contexts. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214,EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, HES210, [COM], CRE101, [FYC], [HU])
  11. Use relevant scholarly literature and quantitative and qualitative reasoning to inform decision making and solve problems. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, [COM], CRE101, [FYC])
  12. Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, HES210, PED+++, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], CRE101, FON100, FON241, [FYC], [HU], [MA], PSY101)
Date changed: 
1560260247
Date created: 
1453932027
Status: 
Published