Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Exercise Science

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Pathway Map Options

There are multiple options available for this pathway map. These options vary depending on the available transfer institutions and what degrees you may be able to transfer into.

These pathway map options may share some common coursework. To explore what additional coursework may be required, select your desired option from the list below. Once selected, the list of courses and any associated details will be automatically updated in the course sequence below. The differences between individual pathway map options may only be a few courses.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science Critical course Gateway course 3
MA Mathematics Critical course Select a pathway to see specific MA requirement MA 3–6
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences HES100 Recommended SB 3
Transfer Options Transfer Option 0–5
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I Critical course OR One year of high school biology SQ 0–4
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative Critical course Select a pathway to see specific SQ requirement SQ 4–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 or
MAT206 or
PSY230 or
SWU225
Business Statistics or Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics or Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government Students intending to transfer to NAU should choose MAT206 or PSY230.
PSY230 recommended for all students.
CS 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative Select a pathway to see specific SG/SQ requirement SG or SQ 4
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–11

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice L 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 3–4
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–7

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Note: Because you are viewing this pathway map on a mobile device, some columns below have been hidden. To view all columns, please rotate your device or view this page on a device with a larger screen.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science Critical course Gateway course 3
FYE101 or
FYE103
Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success or Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success 1–3
Transfer Options Transfer Option 0–1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MA Mathematics Critical course Select a pathway to see specific MA requirement MA 3–6
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences HES100 Recommended SB 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology SB 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences Quantitative Critical course Select a pathway to see specific SQ requirement SQ 4–5
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–5

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I Critical course OR One year of high school biology SQ 0–4
GBS221 or
MAT206 or
PSY230 or
SWU225
Business Statistics or Elements of Statistics or Introduction to Statistics or Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government Students intending to transfer to NAU should choose MAT206 or PSY230.
PSY230 recommended for all students.
CS 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–6

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative Select a pathway to see specific SG/SQ requirement SG or SQ 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice L 3
Transfer Option Transfer Option 0–4

Pathway Map Option Details

No pathway map option has been selected. Please select from the pathway map options listed above.

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.