Exercise Science, Associate of Science

Presentation College offers an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science. The program is designed to ensure that students have the disciplinary knowledge and professional skills necessary for the development of strategies and programs that promote healthy lifestyles. The Exercise Science program (EXSC) is dedicated to preparing leaders in exercise science at the undergraduate level. It is the mission of the EXSC program to promote and educate our students and the public in the science and benefits of fitness, health, human movement, and lifetime activities.

The program prepares students to take various certification examinations, allowing students to work in both professional health and fitness settings. In addition, the program prepares students for transfer into various four-year degree programs.

Graduation

The Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science is granted by Presentation College to those candidates who have completed the 62-credit requirement as described in the curriculum plan and who have met all degree requirements of Presentation College. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher is required to graduate from the program.

62 credits

Major Requirements (42 crs)

BI293Human Anatomy & Physiology II - Lecture

3

BL291Human Anatomy & Physiology II - Lab

1

CT233Communication Skills I: Interpersonal Communication

3

EXSC110Weight Training

2

EXSC112First Aid and Emergency Cardiac Care

2

EXSC121Introduction to Exercise Science

1

EXSC203Introduction to Fitness

3

EXSC243Stress Management and Relaxation

3

EXSC263Fitness Activities

3

EXSC312Health Promotion Programming

2

EXSC322Fitness and Facility Management

2

EXSC343Fitness Measurements and Prescriptions

3

EXSC373Exercise Physiology

3

EXSC393Kinesiology

3

EXSC492Internship

2

NUTR101Introduction to Nutrition

3

PS153Developmental Psychology

3

General Education Requirements (20-25)

Communication Skills

EN113College Composition I

3

OR

EN114College Composition Ib

4

 

EN133College Composition II

3

Religious and Ethical Education

RS123The Christian Tradition

3

OR

RS143Catholicsm

3

 

RS293Christian Ethics

3

Cultural and Social Heritage

PS133General Psychology

3

Natural Science and Quantitative Reasoning

MA114Customized Intermediate Algebra

4

Or higher (or competency)

4

 

BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I - Lecture

3

BL211Human Anatomy & Physiology I - Lab

1

MA114 or higher: Students may meet the mathematics competency by a score of 76 or above on the Elementary Algebra section of the ACCUPLACER placement exam, an ACT math subscore of at least 20, or a Redesigned SAT math subscore of at least 515.

College Experience

GE111College Experience

1