The A.S. in Exercise Science provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in exercise science, kinesiology, athletic training, fitness and wellness.
Upon graduation, students will be able to:
- Discuss the physiology and mechanics of human movement related to the major components of physical fitness, health, and sports.
- Demonstrate a strong foundational knowledge of the human body systems and the acute and chronic adaptations on the body through modalities, exercise, and lifestyle changes.
- Assess dietary habits and recommend developmental and maintenance interventions.
- Recognize, manage, and provide preventive practices for basic musculoskeletal injuries through proper understanding of evaluation of movement, range of motion, and muscle imbalances of the human body.
- Discuss and present evidence-based information regarding current exercise physiology principles as it relates to athletes and the general population.
WITH A BACHELOR’S DEGREE, STUDENTS MAY PURSUE CAREERS IN:
- Allied health;
- Wellness programs;
- Health management;
- Exercise physiology;
- Exercise science;
- Teaching and research;
- Medical exercise;
- Rehabilitation programs.