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Exercise Science (AOC)

Tommie Reams, Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health
Gymnasium 164

Students successfully completing this program are awarded an Associate of Science Degree in Arts and Sciences in the Exercise Science area of concentration. In order to become an athletic trainer students must complete a bachelor's degree in athletic training or exercise science at a four-year university.

Successful completion of this program qualifies the student to apply for an Associate of Science degree in Arts and Sciences - Area of Concentration in Exercise Science.

Required Physical Education Courses

Personal Wellness
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid
Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
Foundations of Resistance Training
Group Methods of Exercise
Lifespan Health and Fitness
Exercise Science Administration
Biomechanics of Exercise Science

Required General Courses

General Biology I
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human I
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human II
English Composition I
Introduction to Literature or
Business and Technical Communication
Cultural Geography or
Contemporary World History
Probability and Statistics
Speech Communication

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Humanities Elective - 3 credits

Physical Education Elective - 1 credit

Social and Behavioral Science Electives - 6 credits


Biological Science 101 (General Biology I) 4
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Geography 102 or History 105 (Cultural Geography or Contemporary World History) 3
Physical Education 145 (Personal Wellness) 2
Physical Education 173 (Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science) 3
Physical Education 174 (Foundations of Resistance Training) 1
Total: 16
Biological Science 114 (Fundamentals of Nutrition) 3
English 103 or 112 (Introduction to Literature or Business and Technical Communication) 3
Mathematics 109 (Probability and Statistics) 3
Physical Education 175 (Group Methods of Exercise) 3
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Total: 15
Biological Science 207 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Human I) 4
Physical Education 232 (Lifespan Health and Fitness) 3
Physical Education 233 (Exercise Science Administration) 3
Physical Education Elective 1
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 1 3
Total: 14
Biological Science 208 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Human II) 4
Humanities Elective 1 3
Physical Education 153 (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid) 2
Physical Education 235 (Biomechanics of Exercise Science) 3
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 1 3
Total: 15
Total Credit Hours: 60

1 Consult your advisor or Advising Center staff for appropriate courses.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.