Professional Studies AS – Exercise Science Option

Code: AS.PS.EXER

The Exercise Science Program provides a comprehensive exposure to those courses which are basic to understanding and applying the science of exercise and its effect on the human condition.  The program provides the opportunity for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program or for employment in the exercise industry. 

Additionally, the program provides preparation for National Certification Examinations such as those offered by the American Council on Exercise, as well as others.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Use an appropriate theoretical framework for determining exercise needs and goals for individuals.
  • Use appropriate methodology in health/fitness appraisal of specified parameters in lifestyle behavior modification.
  • Create an appropriate exercise program design with the aid of software relative to the needs and desires of individuals.
  • Implement, when necessary, appropriate knowledge and skill in the treatment of exercise related injury/emergency and nutritional suggestion typo individuals.
  • Demonstrate command of the knowledge base and skills necessary to seek a variety of employment situations, agency certifications and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

Career Pathways

Exercise Physiologist 
Fitness or Personal trainer
Gym/Spa attendant 
     

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

MAT Mathematics Elective* 3-4
  Humanities Elective* 3
WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

WEX-164Exercise Science

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second Semester

  Social Science Elective* 3
  General Education Elective*
  or
  Free Elective**
WEX-182Fitness Measurement and Interpretation

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Third Semester

  Natural Science Elective* 4
  Humanities Elective* 6
  Social Science Elective* 3
WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective*  4
  Humanities Electives* 6
  Free Elective**  3

WEX-183Principles of Conditioning

3

Total Credit Hours:16

General Education Requirements

Communication

COM-100Speech Communication

3

-or

COM-102Public Speaking

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Humanities Electives*

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Total Credit Hours:6

Social Science Elective*

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  Mathematics* 3-4
  Natural Science Electives* 8

Total Credit Hours:11-12

Additional General Education Elective*

If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student must take a 3-credit free elective.

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 30-32

Program Support Requirements

  Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN). 9
  One general education course (3 cr.) to be selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).  3

Total Credit Hours: 12

Program Requirements

WEX-159Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR] and Emergency First Aid

3

WEX-164Exercise Science

3

WEX-182Fitness Measurement and Interpretation

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

WEX-183Principles of Conditioning

3

Total Credit Hours: 18

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours: 3-6

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

Specific Program Notes

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended: IST-123 Success 101 or another course recommended by the program concentration (may include WEX-101 and other WEX-100-level courses).