Passionate about human performance, fitness and wellness? Our Exercise Science and Wellness A.S. program helps turn your passions into careers in the exercise science field including but not limited to exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, physical education, pre-athletic training, strength and conditioning, health, nutrition, and sport, fitness and recreational management.

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Program Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106A or MAT 130 Mathematics Applications or Probability and Statistics 3 - 4
BIO 121, BIO 151, CHE 121, CHE 151, PHY 115, or PHY 151 General Biology I, Principles of Biology I, General Chemistry - Inorganic, Principles of Chemistry I, Technical Physics, or Principles of Physics I1 4
Elective1 Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
PSY 101, PSY 136, PSY 137, PSY 206, PSY 210, or PSY 215 Introduction to Psychology, Personality, Introduction to Organizational Psychology, Human Development/LifeSpan, Educational Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology1 3
CMS 110, CMS 120 or THA 105 Speech Communication, Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting I1 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 129 or BIO 132 Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology (Grade of "C" or better) or Human Anatomy and Physiology II1 4
ESW 102 Introduction to Exercise Science, Wellness and Sport Studies 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
ESW 222 Applied Kinesiology (offered fall only) 3
ESW 224 Exercise Physiology (offered fall only) 4
ESW 228 Trends in Exercise Science and Wellness (offered spring only) 2
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
ESW Elective ESW Elective1 2 - 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Elective 1&2 12-14

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
MAT 106A or MAT 130 Math Applications or Probability and Statistics1 3-4
CHE 121, CHE 151, BIO 121, BIO 151, PHY 115 or PHY 151 General Chemistry-Inorganic, Principles of Chemistry I, General Biology I, Principles of Biology I, Technical Physics or Principles of Physics I 4
Elective Open Elective2 3-4
ESW 102 Introduction to Exercise Science, Wellness, and Sports Studies 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 129 or BIO 132 Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology (C or better) (Spring) or Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective1 Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ESW Elective ESW Elective1 2-3
ESW 222 Applied Kinesiology (Fall only) 3
ESW 224 Exercise Physiology (Fall only) 3
CMS 110, CMS 120 or THA 105 Introduction to Speech Communication, Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting1 4
PSY 215, PSY 210, PSY 206, PSY 137, PSY 136 or PSY 101 Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Development Lifespan, Intro. to Organizational Psychology, Personality or Intro. to Psychology1 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Open Elective1 3-4
Elective Open Elective1 3-4
Elective Open Elective1 3
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3
ESW 228 Trends in Exercise Science and Wellness (Spring only) 2

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ESW 102 Introduction to Exercise Science, Wellness and Sport Studies 3
MAT 106A or MAT 130 Mathematics Applications or Probability and Statistics1 3-4

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity 3
CHE 121, CHE 151, BIO 121, BIO 151, PHY 115 or PHY 151 General Chemistry-Inorganic, Principles of Chemistry I, General Biology I, Principles of Biology I, Technical Physics or Principles of Physics I 4

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility 3
Elective Elective1 3-4
PSY 215, PSY 210, PSY 206, PSY 137, PSY 136 or PSY 101 Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Human Development Lifespan, Intro. to Organizational Psychology, Personality or Intro. to Psychology1 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 129 or BIO 132 Functional Human Anatomy and Physiology (C or better) (Spring) or Human Anatomy and Physiology II2 4
ESW Elective ESW Elective1 2-3
CMS 110, CMS 115, CMS 120 or THA 105 Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking or Introduction to Acting I 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
ESW 222 Applied Kinesiology (offered fall only) 3
ESW 224 Exercise Physiology with Lab (offered fall only) 4
ESW 245 Safety and First Aid 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Elective1 3-4
Elective Elective1 3-4
Elective Elective1 3-4
ESW 228 Trends in Exercise Science and Wellness (offered spring only) 2

 


1 Please check with the potential transfer schools, program faculty, or advisor to select the appropriate classes.

2 Students taking the Anatomy and Physiology sequence should take BIO-131 Anatomy and Physiology I to fulfill an open elective.