Students complete courses in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, exercise testing, measurement and evaluation, exercise prescription and program design, CPR/AED, first aid, sport injury care, exercise training techniques, fitness and wellness coaching, sport management, nutrition, health, English, mathematics, speech, and psychology. Students will also complete a practicum experience in their desired profession.
Students pursuing the Associate of Applied Science degree in Sport and Exercise Studies can choose to study on a full- or part-time basis. Courses are available on campus, in Blended Learning format or online at the following Tri-C campuses: Eastern, Metropolitan, Western.
The program is designed to prepare students for the following entry-level roles:
- Health Fitness Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Fitness Coordinator
- Group Exercise Coordinator
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Specialty Instructor
- Sport Coach
The degree will open the doors for students to gain career opportunities in private and public fitness centers as well as entry level management positions in health, fitness, or rehabilitation centers, recreations facilities, and retail sales.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to take accredited certifications in personal training and/or group fitness instructor from organizations such as:
- Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE)
- National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF)
- National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Resistance Training Specialist (RTS)