Exercise Science

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480-461-7551

This program is part of the Exercise Science Department.

Exercise Science

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.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion, Associate Degrees and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates, degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Exercise Science program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Personal Training Specialist

Degree

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Exercise Science program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance

Transfer

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer options for the Exercise Science program
At MCC, get an... Specialize in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy Arizona State University Kinesiology
(Bachelor of Science)
Northern Arizona University Exercise Science
(Bachelor of Science)

Additional Transfer Options

Below are some additional transfer options that may also be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of additional transfer options for the Exercise Science program
At MCC, get an... Transfer to... To get a...
Associate in Science Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness (Exercise & Wellness concentration)
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness (Health Promotion concentration)
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Exercise Science program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$41,043

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Exercise Science program is available through the Exercise Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.