EXERCISE SCIENCE A.S. DEGREE PROGRAM

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Exercise Science A.S. degree program offers a wide range of coursework that provides the foundation for pursuing active, wellness-oriented careers. In preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate program in Exercise Science or related field, students will take courses in fitness assessment, exercise program design, strength and flexibility training, weight management, health and nutrition, and a variety of physical activity courses.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Exercise Science A.S. degree program is to provide students with a foundational degree to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Exercise Science or related field. With further education at the bachelors and graduate level, students may pursue a wide variety of career paths such as Athletic Training and Coaching, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Trainer, Health and Wellness Coaching, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physical Education and many other allied health fields.
 
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The goals of A.S. Degree Program in Exercise Science are to provide students with:
  • A rigorous academic preparation that consists of classroom and hands on learning;
  • Understanding and appreciation of various forms of physical activity through participation in a variety of physical fitness courses;
  • Knowledge of core principles in Exercise Science such as fitness assessment and program design, strength and flexibility training and concepts of life long health and wellness;
  • Exposure to future career paths available to exercise Science majors;
  • Foundation in the field of Exercise Science in preparation for success when transferring to a baccalaureate program in Exercise Science or a related field;
  • Transfer opportunities to baccalaureate programs through established articulation agreements

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS A.S. EXERCISE SCIENCE

TOTAL CREDITS: 60

Requirements for Matriculants

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of CUNY Tests in Reading and Writing and the COMPASS Math Skills Test with passing examination scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
  • One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline from any category below is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
  • Two (2) Civic Engagement experiences—satisfied by CE-Certified or CE-Component courses or approved outside activity. Refer to the Degree Requirements section in this catalog.

CUNY CORE

Approved Required and Flexible Core courses are listed in the General Education: CUNY Pathways section of this catalog. When Required or Flexible Core courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major.

REQUIRED CORE

ENG 1200..............................................................3 credits

ENG 2400 ........................................................................ 3

Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning ....................... 3

Life and Physical Sciences ............................................... 4

BIO 1100

FLEXIBLE CORE*

One course selected from each of the following groups, A – E, plus an additional course from Group E. No more than two courses in the same discipline.

  1. World Cultures and Global Issues
  2. U.S. Experience in its Diversity
  3. Creative Expression
  4. Individual and Society
  5. Scientific World

BIO 1200

Plus PSY 1100

NoteYou may elect to take a math course that is 4 credits or more. TAP counts 3 credits towards the requirement and the 4th credit as elective.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

Introduction to Exercise Science (EXS 500).........................3

Fitness Assessment and Program Design (EXS 1300)…...... 3

Lifetime Strength and Flexibility (EXS 1500)……………………..3

First Aid and Personal Safety (HE 3500)............................. 2

Concepts of wellness (HPE 1200)………………….....................3

Exercise, Energy Balance, and Weight Management (EXS 2000) ........................................3

Health and nutrition (HE 4200)…………………………………........3

Introduction to Computer Concepts (BA 6000)………………..3

Select five (5) courses from among the following three groups, with no more than two (2) courses from any group

Group I

Walk, Jog, Run (PEC 2000)

Aerobic Dance (PEC 1900)

High Intensity Fitness Training (PEC 7100)

Group II

Swimming for Non-Swimmers and Beginners (PEC 3000)

Advanced Swimming (PEC 3300)

Aqua Exercise (PEC 6500)

Group III

Body Weight Resistance Training (PEC 800)

Tai Chi Chuan (PEC 2500)

Introduction to Hatha Yoga (PEC 2900)

Pilates System of Exercise (PEC 5600)

Beginning Karate and Self-Defense (PEC 2700)

Personal Self-Defense for Women (PEW 2100)

* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core; otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.

  • Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.

NEW PROGRAM  BEGINS FALL 2018  

 

Courses approved for Flexible Core, Groups A-D, are listed in the College Catalog, or on the College Website at