Associate in Applied Science in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance

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Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance program prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certifications. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions such as personal training within health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, and public and private recreation facilities. This curriculum also provides good preparation for transfer to a four-year bachelor program.

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Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3059
Total Credits Required
63-72.5
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Effective Term
Fall 2019
Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better required for all courses within the program. PED requirement not met with Sport Skills or Lifetime Fitness/Fitness Center PED courses Students can achieve the AGEC-A by completing the following: An additional course with the Humanities, Arts and Design general studies designation 3 An additional course with the Natural Science general studies designation 4 Recommend BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 An additional course with the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications general studies designation 3 Recommend MAT206 Elements of Statistics 3 OR PSY230 Introduction to Statistics 3

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree 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* for this degree. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$34,578

* 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

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 AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

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

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 FYC 3
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science RC 3
HES100 or
PSY101
Healthful Living or Introduction to Psychology SB 3
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra May receive credit for only one of the following: MAT120, MAT121, or MAT122 MA 3–5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BIO160 or
BIO156 or
BIO181
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology or Introductory Biology for Allied Health or General Biology (Majors) I NS 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking CR 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
EXS112 Professional Applications of Fitness Principles RC 3
FON100 or
FON105 or
FON241
Introductory Nutrition or Nutrition Principles for Fitness Professionals or Principles of Human Nutrition RC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM225 Public Speaking COM 3
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology RC 3
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques RC 3
EXS216 Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning RC 2
FON210 Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity RC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS132 Cardiovascular Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques RC 3
EXS145 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription RC 3
EXS214 Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind-Body Exercises RC 2
EXS218 Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises and Activities RC 2
HES154 or
proof of First Aid & CPR Cert
First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or proof of First Aid & CPR Cert OR BLS Health Care Provider and First Aid Certification RC 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS239 or
(EXS239AA and
EXS239AB)
Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship or (Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship and Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship) RC 3
FON247 Weight Management Science RC 3
Humanities & Fine Arts Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area HU 3
Restricted Elective RE

Program Electives

 Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS+++++ Any EXS course RE
FON+++++ Any FON course RE
HES+++++ Any HES course RE
SPM+++++ Any SPM course RE
WED+++++ Any WED course RE

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

This Course Sequence is a “shared” program or a program that is offered at multiple Maricopa colleges. The colleges offering the program collaborate on the sequencing of the courses. However, since each college may differ in course scheduling and faculty availability, Course Sequences may vary by college, but should not impact program applicability or transfer.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This degree is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=104262).

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