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Exercise Science

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Heidi Zenie - 860-215-9485

This 67 credit program is designed to provide a strong basic foundation in the area of exercise science as well as a broad background in general education. For those students seeking an entry level position in health and fitness, the Exercise Science program prepares students for necessary industry certifications and the knowledge and motivation to continue as life long learners in health and fitness. For students interested in furthering their education by transferring to a four-year institution, the program prepares students to transfer to an exercise science or other health related program.

EXERCISE SCIENCE CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course
Credits
SEMESTER I  
ENG* K101° Composition
3
HPE* K105° Introduction to Fitness and Training
3
HPE* K232° First Aid and Sports Injury
2
MAT* K186° Precalculus
4
PSY* K111° General Psychology I
3
  TOTAL
15
SEMESTER II  
BIO* K121° General Biology
4
CHE* K111° Concepts of Chemistry
4
HPE* K130 Weight Training and Fitness
3
ENG* K102° Literature and Composition
3
RLS* K101° Introduction to Recreation and Leisure Services
or or
3
PSY* K244° Sports Psychology  
  TOTAL
17
SEMESTER III  
BIO* K111° Introduction to Nutrition
3
BIO* K211° Anatomy and Physiology I
4
COM* K173° Public Speaking
3
HPE* K241° Exercise Physiology with Lab
4
HPE* K245° Program and Prescription I
4
  TOTAL
18
SEMESTER IV  
BIO* K212° Anatomy and Physiology II
4
CSA* K105 Introduction to Software Applications
3
HPE* K243° Kinesiology with Lab
4
HPE* K246° Programming and Prescription II
3
__________ Fine Arts Elective
3
  TOTAL
17
  GRAND TOTAL
67

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description

 

Exercise Science, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. plan, administer, and evaluate wellness and fitness programs, nutrition projects, and exercise physiology in clinical, industrial and corporate environments.

  2. describe and apply principles of leadership, including motivating, leading and directing.

  3. develop a medically-based fitness model.

  4. understand the terminology in medicine, health promotion and fitness.

  5. gain an understanding of how to design exercise programs for special populations

  6. understand how to establish exercise programs/prescriptions, exercise related goals and objectives, training modifications and program evaluation strategies.

  7. collaborate with a variety of health care professionals through consultations and referrals in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness.

  8. think critically to effectively solve problems in a variety of dynamic environments.

  9. effectively communicate with health career providers, fitness professionals, clients, administrators, family and community in the delivery of life long health and wellness.

Additionally, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified within the General Education Component.