These two programs, Fitness Leadership Certificate and Associate of Science in Exercise Science, are recommended for students interested in
a career in exercise science, physical therapy, personal training, athletic training, sports medicine, and related fields. With the
two-year degree, students will have the foundation to transfer to various four-year programs in exercise science and related fields.
With the certificate, students will have the basic skills to work in fitness centers, recreation centers, and health clubs as a personal
trainer. For students who already have a four-year degree, this two-year program provides an area of concentration in exercise science that
enhances your marketability in various fitness and wellness occupations and prepares you to take national fitness certification exams.
These programs will challenge students to learn the theory in the classroom and apply it to solve real problems with real clients. The
classroom courses provide a solid knowledge base of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and biomechanics of human movement.
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are two program options for Exercise Science. The Associate of Science Degree requires 64 credits over 4 recommended semesters and
the Certificate requires 41 credits over multiple recommended semesters.
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.