Associate in Science
In the Exercise Science program you will learn the science involved in physical activity, health, fitness, nutrition, wellness and weight control. ASESCI prepares you for entry-level employment in health and fitness-related occupations. ASESCI also prepares you for the ACSM certification exams for personal trainer and/or health and fitness instructor. And, ASESCI will get you ready to transfer to a 4-year college or university to complete a degree in fields such as sports medicine, exercise science, kinesiology, movement science or physical education.
Exercise Science students who transfer to 4-year colleges or universities (and in some cases go beyond the 4-year degree) find employment in a wide variety of fields. These include physician, physician assistant, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, research scientist, fitness manager, worksite wellness coordinator, exercise specialist, cardiac rehabilitation, coach, physical education teacher, and other exercise-related positions.
Career Outlook in Michigan
2020-2021 Academic Requirements
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.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.
- Math-Science-Engineering Tech
- Life Sciences Dept
- Marvin Boluyt
- Total Credits Required
*Students must have an Academic Math Level of 5 to enroll in MTH 178.