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Academic Catalog
   
    Apr 12, 2021  
Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Catalog 2020-2021

Arts and Sciences: Exercise and Sport Science, AA


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No. of Credits: 60
Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division

The Exercise and Sport Management degree is designed as a transfer program for completion of a bachelor’s degree within the field of Exercise Science/Kinesiology. The major programs in Exercise and Sport Management prepare students for a variety of possible careers in medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, allied health occupations, fitness and sport enterprises, education, sport science and coaching, and other related fields. With the completion of a bachelor’s degree, employment can be obtained as athletic trainers, physical education teachers, exercise and sport science specialists in various settings (corporation, hospital, sport medicine clinic, YMCA, community recreation, government, military, sport teams). Many graduates go on to schools majoring in sport medicine (physical therapy, athletic training, or other medical specialties) or specialized areas of exercise science (adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, biomechanics, etc.).

The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 45.

Career Opportunities:

athletic training, physical therapy, allied health occupations, fitness and sport enterprises, sport science, coaching, adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, biomechanics

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will…

1. Identify the components of personal health and physical fitness, and the benefits of regular exercise and a nutritionally sound diet.
2. Explain the functions of the human body related to exercise and physical performance.
3. Assess muscular fitness and development using several different methods.
4. Describe contemporary risk management issues and legal requirements related to Exercise Science.
5. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to the Exercise Science industry.
6. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the societal impact of wellness, exercise and fitness in society as related to gender, race, age, and special populations.

Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:


The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.

Communication (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Humanities (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Arts (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Social/behavioral sciences (3 credits)


Acceptable:

Notes:


* Courses requiring a prerequisite or co-requisite   

****Pending MHEC approval

Course Indicators: English Composition (E), Arts (A), Cultural and Global Awareness (C), Humanities (H), Biological/Physical Sciences (S), Social/Behavioral Sciences (B), Mathematics (M)

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