Welcome to the Exercise Science Department at Mesa Community College. We are temporarily located in the HW 8 building.
We offer a variety of courses, certificates, and degree programs in the fields of Dance, Exercise Science, Health Sciences, Nutrition, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Our enthusiastic, dynamic, and highly-qualified faculty is ready to help you achieve your educational and career goals or improve your personal health and fitness.
Exercise Science involves studying human movement, designing strength training programs, creating health behavior change strategies, learning about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, teaching physical education classes, understanding health promotion and disease prevention, teaching group fitness classes, and more.
The Exercise Science program at MCC offers a diverse lineup of courses and multiple career options to suit your particular interests and goals.
Areas of Study
- Kinesiology - The study of human movement, the pre-professional program for careers in physical therapy, chiropractic, physician assistant, medical school, and more.
- Exercise & Wellness (Exercise & Wellness concentration) - Prepares students in exercise and physical activity leadership; careers include worksite, corporate, spa fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine clinics, and more.
- Exercise & Wellness (Health Promotion concentration) - Prepares students in health behavior change strategies, health/wellness promotion, disease prevention and management; careers include government health departments and agencies, health coaching, nonprofit disease prevention agencies, and private healthcare organizations.
- Athletic Training - Prepares students in the field of athletic injury prevention and treatment; for a career as an athletic trainer.
- Physical Education in Secondary Education - Prepares future teachers to deliver quality K-12 physical education programs; for a career as a physical education teacher.
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The Exercise Science Department offers a wide range of lecture and physical activity classes to students, faculty, staff, and members of our community. Courses are presented in face-to-face, online, or hybrid/blended formats and are held in 16-week, 14-week, or 8-week time frames.