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Exercise Science (ASESCI)

Associate in Science Degree


The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for employment at the entry level in health and fitness-related occupations and/or for higher education by training in the sciences that relate to physical activity, health, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and weight control. Completion of the two-year degree will prepare students for the ACSM certification exams for personal trainer and/or health/fitness instructor. The AS degree in Exercise Science from WCC is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution that offers degrees in sports medicine-exercise science, kinesiology, movement science, and physical education. Individuals that transfer to four-year institutions in these fields (and in some cases go beyond the four-year degree) can be expected to find employment in a wide variety of occupations, including (but not limited to) physician, physician's assistant, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, research scientist, fitness manager, worksite wellness coordinator, exercise specialist, clinical exercise physiologist, coach, physical education teacher, and other exercise-related positions.


Eastern Michigan University, several BS degrees.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Contact Information

Math, Science & Health
Life Sciences Dept
Marvin Boluyt


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 101 Concepts of Biology 4
ENG 111 Composition I 4
MTH 160 Basic Statistics 4
MTH 178 General Trigonometry ** 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 18
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 103 General Biology II 4
BIO 110 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
CEM 111 General Chemistry I 4
ENG 226 Composition II 3
PHY 111 General Physics I 4
Total 18
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
BIO 201 Physiology of Exercise 4
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 1 3
Elective(s) Computer and Information Literacy 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science * 3
Total 18
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 215 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 225 Tests and Measurements in Exercise Science 3
HSC 131 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid 1
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities 2 3
Elective(s) Social and Behavioral Science * 3
Elective(s) Speech 3
Total 17
Total Credits Required


*Transfer students should select two MACRAO-approved Social Science courses.
**Students must have an Academic Math Level of 4 to enroll in MTH 178.

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