Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

The Exercise Science program provides a strong science-based foundation to effectively prepare students to transfer to a four-year university in a health, fitness, or nutrition-related discipline. With an emphasis on empowering and educating individuals to improve their overall health and well-being through physical activity and healthful nutrition, this program offers flexible course selection and multiple degree options designed to prepare students for a variety of career paths.

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Program Emphasis

The Exercise Science program offers a variety of activity courses. Facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, fieldhouse gymnasium, and classrooms in addition to facilities that include a 32-acre complex of fields for softball, soccer, sand volleyball, and tennis. The program also offers classes in a three-pool aquatic complex. Lower division theory courses provide the curricular foundation necessary to complete university transfer requirements and earn a transfer-related associate degree. The Personal Training Certification trains students as group exercise leaders and personal trainers. In addition, an intercollegiate program offers performance-oriented students opportunities for intercollegiate competition.

Career/Transfer Options

Common university majors related to the field of Exercise Science include:

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Promotion
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Recreation

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in this discipline should consult with a counselor or visit the Transfer Center to determine the appropriate major preparation courses for their specific transfer institution and major. More information on transfer programs and procedures is available in the Transfer Guide section of the catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Exercise Science program will be able to:

  • Transfer into a Kinesiology (or related) program of study at a four-year institution.
  • Explain the research-supported physiological and psychological benefits of physical activity.
  • Describe and apply current nutritional guidelines to enhance physical health and well-being.
  • Exhibit theoretical comprehension and competence in all health, exercise science, and nutrition discipline courses.

Catalog Pages

314 (DANC); 332 (EXSC); 371 (HEAL); 396 (NUTR)

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Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
        314 (DANC); 332 (EXSC); 371 (HEAL); 396 (NUTR)
        314 (DANC); 332 (EXSC); 371 (HEAL); 396 (NUTR)
        314 (DANC); 332 (EXSC); 371 (HEAL); 396 (NUTR)

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