Exercise Science Certificate [30-36 credit]

Code: CERT.EXER.SCI

The certificate program in Exercise Science will provide students with the knowledge and expertise to develop and manage fitness programs, as personal trainers and work in fitness related businesses.  Students will demonstrate effective techniques in assessing clients’ fitness levels, design and instruct fitness programs and evaluate progress and goal achievement.

Preparation for certification is included.

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 appropriate knowledge and skill in the treatment of exercise related injury/emergency and nutritional suggestion to individuals.

Career Pathways

Exercise Physiologists  Fitness Trainers/Personal Trainers 
Gym/Spa Attendant  Fitness Center Employee 

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

BIO-103The Human Body

4

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

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

3

WEX-164Exercise Science

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

PSY-101General Psychology

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

WEX-182Fitness Measurement and Interpretation

3

WEX-183Principles of Conditioning

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:15

General Education Requirements

WRT-101English Composition I

3

General Education Course:

BIO-103The Human Body

4

Total Credit Hours:7

Restricted Program Requirements

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

PSY-101General Psychology

3

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

3

WEX-164Exercise Science

3

WEX-106Nutrition, Exercise, and Fitness

3

WEX-182Fitness Measurement and Interpretation

3

WEX-184Sports Medicine - Theory and Practice

3

Total Credit Hours:21

Total Credit Hours: 31

Specific Program Notes

Students enrolled in this program ARE NOT REQUIRED to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by Placement Testing.