Exercise Science and Wellness AS

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The College’s Exercise Science & Wellness (ESW) AS degree program provides students with a comprehensive program of study for transfer to a four-year college or university. The Exercise Science and Wellness curriculum is a blend of general education and specific ESW courses. In addition to the broad ESW curriculum, students have the option to focus study in one of three different areas of concentration: teaching health and physical education; recreation and sport studies; or athletic training. The program prepares students for advanced studies in the areas of exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, physical education, athletic training, and sport, fitness and recreational management.

Career Pathway

Program Outcomes

A graduate should be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in communicating health and wellness concepts.
  • apply knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and exercise science to the field of health and wellness.
  • formulate a professional philosophy focused on a specific area within Exercise Science and Wellness.
  • prepare a plan for continuing education within Exercise Science and Wellness.

Curriculum

First Semester

ENG 101 English Composition I 3
Elective Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3
Elective Core Goal 8: Physical and Life Sciences 4
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ESW 102  Introduction to Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports Studies 3

(16 Credit Hours)

Second Semester

BIO 129 Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology (Grade of “C” or better)1 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106 or 131 Math Applications or Introduction to Statistics I 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Elective Elective 3

(16 Credit Hours)

Third Semester

Elective Elective 3-4
ESW 222 Introduction to Kinesiology (1st 7 weeks) 3
ESW 224 Introduction to Exercise Physiology (2nd 7 weeks) 3
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
Elective Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility 3

(15-16 Credit Hours)

Fourth Semester

Elective Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning 3
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
Elective ESW 3
Elective Core Goal 6: Intellectual Heritage 3
ESW 228 Trends in Exercise Science and Wellness 2

(14 Credit Hours)

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS CREDIT: 61-62

1Students in the Athletic Training concentration take BIO 132 Anatomy and Physiology II (grade of “C” or better)

Concentration in Teaching Health and Physical Education

Total Program 61 Credits

  • First semester Science elective: CHE 121 General Chemistry Inorganic (4 credits) OR PHY 121 General Physics I (4 credits)
  • Second semester: MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics I (3 credits)
  • Fourth semester ESW elective: ESW 226 Assessment of Human Fitness (3 credits) (1st 7 wks)

Concentration in Recreation and Sport Studies

Total Program 61 Credits

  • Second semester elective: MGT 111 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Second semester: MAT 106 Math Applications (3 credits)
  • Third semester elective: MKT 111 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • Fourth semester ESW elective: ESW 215 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury (3 credits)

Concentration in Athletic Training

Total Program 62 Credits

  • First semester Science elective: BIO 131 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) (grade of “C” or better)
  • Second semester: MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics I (3 credits)
  • Third semester elective: CHE 121 General Chemistry Inorganic (4 credits)
  • Fourth semester ESW elective: ESW 215 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injury (3 credits)

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