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

General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106 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
Elective Cultural Awareness and Diversity Elective1 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 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
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


Elective Elective 1&2 12 14
Total Program Credits: 61

1 Please check with the potential transfer schools(s), 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.