2018-2019 Catalog

Exercise Science, Associate of Science

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. In addition, the program includes “hands-on” courses that will challenge students to apply that knowledge base to real clients with real problems, such as fundamentals of exercise science, exercise physiology, personal training exam preparation, and hands-on practicums.

 

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

PEAC 2005PERSONALIZED FITNESS I

2

PEPR 1130TEACHING INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FITNESS

3

PEPR 2130FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

CMAP 1530EXCEL BASICS:

1

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

Total Credit Hours:15.5

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

APPROVED PHYSICAL HEALTH EDUCATION COURSE

3

PEPR 2230APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

Total Credit Hours:16.5

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Physical Health Education Course can be fulfilled by Wellness (HLED 1003) or Introduction to Sport Psychology (PEPR 2037).
  • MATH 1400 or higher.
  • Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

    APPROVED ENGLISH COURSE

    3

    BIOL 2010HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

    4

    APPROVED SCIENCE COURSE

    4

    PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

    4

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

    .5

    Total Credit Hours:16.5

    Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes: 

  • Approved English Course can be fulfilled by English Composition II (ENGL 1020) or Technical Writing (ENGL 2005).
  • Approved Science Course can be fulfilled by Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1000) or General Chemistry I (CHEM 1020).
  • Health & Human Activity requirement can be fulfilled with courses from the PEAC prefix or HLED 1003.
  • Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

    BIOL 2015HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

    4

    PEPR 2120INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

    4

    PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

    .5

    APPROVED COMMUNICATION COURSE

    3

    POLS 1000AMERICAN & WYOMING GOVERNMENT

    3

    HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

    1

    HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

    0

    Total Credit Hours:15.5

    Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • Approved Communication Course can be fulfilled by Public Speaking (COMM 2010) or Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030).
  • Total Credit Hours: 64

    HLED 1225 or current CPR/First Aid Certification required to take ACE Personal Trainer Exam.

    PHYS 1110 or STAT 2050 are also requirements at most transfer institutions.