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FT – Exercise Science Outcomes

AAS - Exercise Science AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Meet qualifications for employment as an entry- or higher-level professional in the fitness and wellness industry
  • Professional Competence
Develop, demonstrate, and implement appropriate fitness assessments and programs for healthy populations and individuals with special exercise program requirements (i.e. seniors, youth, and at-risk populations).
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Apply the knowledge and skills gained in an Exercise Science AAS Degree when critically evaluating and interpreting fitness and wellness information.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Use valid fitness and wellness information to effectively educate clients and the community.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness
Identify, evaluate, and take advantage of learning opportunities in the fitness and wellness industry that contribute to personal and professional growth and adaptability.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Meet transfer requirements for entry into a four-year college program that emphasizes fitness and exercise and/or other related educational, technical, and professional fields.
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to qualify for nationally recognized fitness certifications, including but not limited to: -American Red Cross: CPR/AED – Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Sports Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens -American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Certified Personal Trainer -National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA): Certified Personal Trainer -American Council on Exercise (ACE): Group Fitness Instructor (if completed PE 282) -Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA): Aquatic Exercise Instructor (if completed PE 287) 1.2013
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Group Fitness Leader Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Meet qualifications for employment as an entry-level group fitness leader.
  • Professional Competence
Apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science program when working with healthy populations in a group setting.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Use valid fitness and wellness information to effectively educate class participants.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness
Identify, evaluate, and take advantage of learning opportunities in group fitness, while developing a personally and professionally rewarding career.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to qualify for nationally recognized fitness certifications, including but not limited to: · American Red Cross: CPR/AED-Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Sports Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens · American Council on Exercise (ACE): Group Fitness Instructor · Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA): Aquatic Exercise Instructor American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Group Exercise Instructor
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
  • Self-Reflection

ACERTP - Healthy Older Adult Fitness Less Than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Meet qualifications for employment as an entry level activity/fitness leader working with healthy older adult populations.
  • Professional Competence
Apply knowledge and skills gained in the Healthy Older Adult Fitness certificate when working with and for older adults in the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Identify, evaluate, and take advantage of learning opportunities in the older adult fitness and wellness industry that contribute to professional growth and adaptability.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection

ACERTP - Personal Trainer Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Meet qualifications for employment as a personal trainer in the fitness and wellness industry.
  • Professional Competence
Develop, demonstrate, and implement appropriate fitness assessments and programs for healthy populations.
  • Communication
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Professional Competence
Apply the knowledge and skills gained in the Personal Trainer Certificate when critically evaluating and interpreting fitness and wellness information.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Use valid fitness and wellness information to effectively educate clients.
  • Communication
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Cultural Awareness
Identify, evaluate, and take advantage of learning opportunities in the fitness and wellness industry that contribute to personal and professional growth and adaptability.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Self-Reflection
Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to qualify for nationally recognized fitness certifications, including but not limited to: 1. American Red Cross: CPR/AED – Professional Rescuer, First Aid, Sports Safety Training, Bloodborne Pathogens. 2. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM): Certified Personal Trainer 3. National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA): Certified Personal Trainer 4. American Council on Exercise (ACE): Group Fitness Instructor (if completed PE 282) 5. Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA): Aquatic Exercise Instructor (if completed PE 287)
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence

ACERTP - Yoga Teacher Less Than One-Year Career Pathway Certificate

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Meet qualifications for employment as an entry-level yoga teacher.
  • Professional Competence
Apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science Yoga Teacher Certificate program when leading and educating clients on yoga principles and practices in group and individual settings.
  • Communication
Identify, evaluate, and participate in learning opportunities in the yoga industry that contribute to personal and professional growth and adaptability.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills to qualify for nationally recognized certification programs, including but not limited to: Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Mental Health First Aid certification.
  • Professional Competence