Exercise Science

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: A1360)

Exercise science is the study of the processes through which individuals obtain optimal health, physical skills, and fitness. The academic foundation of exercise science is the study of human movement as it affects and is affected by physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, and mechanical parameters.

While this program emphasizes preparation for the teaching career, the physical educator is prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in such fields as physical therapy, athletic training, recreation, research, and private fitness and health.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will learn how the body responds to exercise demands and the positive benefits, known as training effects, that can be achieved through healthy exercise habits.
  • Student will be able to differentiate between cardio-respiratory exercise and muscle strength and endurance exercise and how those components make up physical fitness.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BIOL 100 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY 3
BIOL 101 PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY 1
ES/T 202 INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY 3
 Units7
Second Semester
BIOL 260 HUMAN ANATOMY 4
SOC 101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
 Units7
Third Semester
CHEM 100 INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4
COMM 103 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
Select 1 unit of ES/Activity 1
 Units8
Fourth Semester
BIOL 261 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 4
PSYC 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
Select 1 unit of ES/Activity 1
 Units8
 Total Units30
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Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.