Exercise Science (ASESCI)

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.

Career Outlook

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.

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2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

2019-2020 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.

 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: Articulation Agreements.
 
Division
Math-Science-Engineering Tech
Department
Life Sciences Dept
Advisors
Marvin Boluyt
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First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
BIO 162   General Biology II Cells and Molecules 4
ENG 111   Composition I 4
MTH 160   Basic Statistics 4
PSY 100   Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
BIO 110   Introduction to Exercise Science 3
BIO 161   General Biology I Ecology and Evolution 4
CEM 111   General Chemistry I 4
ENG 226   Composition II 3
MTH 178   General Trigonometry * 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111   Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
BIO 201   Physiology of Exercise 4
PHY 111   General Physics I 4
Elective(s)   Arts and Humanities 1 (Not COM) 3
Total 16
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)   Social and Behavioral Science 2 (Not PSY) 3
COM 101   Fundamentals of Speaking 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required
62

Footnotes:

*Students must have an Academic Math Level of 5 to enroll in MTH 178.