2019-2020 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

MATH 1400COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

CMAP 1530EXCEL BASICS:

1

OR

CMAP 1200COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

PEPR 2130FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 1130TEACHING INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FITNESS

3

HLED 1003WELLNESS

3

OR

PEPR 2037INTRODUCTION TO SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

3

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

HMDV 10051st YEAR SUCCESS

1

APPROVED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE

1

Total Credit Hours:16.5-20

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Notes:

  • MATH 1400 or higher.
  • Physical Activity course: Student may choose any PEAC course.

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

PSYC 1000GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

OR

PSYC 2340ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

PEPR 2230APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

APPROVED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE

1

Total Credit Hours:15.5-17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Notes:

  • In addition to ENGL 1010, students may be required to also take ENGL 1011 (2 credits) due to placement, adding 2 additional credits to their graduation total.
  • Physical Activity course: Student may choose any PEAC course.

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

OR

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

BIOL 2010HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

4

CHEM 1000INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

4

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

.5

PEAC 2005PERSONALIZED FITNESS I

2

OR

STAT 2050FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

4

OR

PHYS 1110GENERAL PHYSICS I

4

Total Credit Hours:16.5-20

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Notes:

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

BIOL 2015HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

4

PEPR 2120INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

4

US & WYOMING CONSTITUTION

3

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

APPROVED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COURSE

1

PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

.5

HMDV 2411ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0

Total Credit Hours:15.5-17

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Notes: 

  • U.S. & Wyoming Constitution can be fulfilled by HIST 1211, HIST 1221, HIST 1251, or POLS 1000.
  • Physical Activity course: Students may choose any PEAC course.
  • 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.