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Exercise Science, associate degree

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

FT 100Emergency Response for Fitness Professionals1
FT 101Exploring Exercise Science Careers3
FT 103Nutrition for Exercise3
FT 104Fitness Assessment3
FT 105Exercise Prescription3
FT 106Analysis of Movement3
FT 107Exercise Physiology3
FT 110Injury Prevention & Management2
FT 131Structure & Function of the Human Body4
FT 180Exercise Science Internship Preparation1
FT 201Advanced Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3
FT 202Fitness and Aging3
FT 203Wellness Marketing and Promotion3
FT 204Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
FT 280Exercise Science Internship I4
or FT 280C Exercise Science Professional Project II
FT 280BExercise Science Internship II4
or FT 280C Exercise Science Professional Project II
FT 280LExercise Science Leadership Experience 1
or FT 280P Exercise Science Professional Project I
FT 280TPhysical Activity Teaching Experience 1
or FT 280P Exercise Science Professional Project I
HE 295
PE 295
Health and Fitness for Life
and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
HUS 102Mental Health First Aid: Adult1
or HUS 106 Mental Health First Aid: Youth
or HUS 107 Mental Health First Aid: Older Adult
PE 181AWeight Training I1
or PE 181B Weight Training II
or PE 181C Weight Training III
PE 281Professional Activities: Resistance Training2
Choose 3 of the following Professional Activities courses6
PE 250
Professional Activities: Outdoor Leadership
PE 282A
Professional Activities: Group Fitness
PE 282B
Professional Activities: Older Adult Fitness
PE 283
Professional Activities: Mind-Body Disciplines
PE 287
Professional Activities: Aquatics
PE 288
Professional Activities: Team Sports Training
Exercise Science Electives17
General Education: 4 courses
Total Credits90

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