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Program Description

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science Studies is suitable for students whose goals include teaching, coaching, sports management, and careers in the broad fitness and wellness fields.

This program prepares students for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in physical education, exercise science, sports management, or other fitness/health-related curricula.

The curriculum emphasizes professionalism, wellness lifestyle, health awareness and leadership by providing background knowledge and skills that form the foundation of these fields. Required courses include health, human anatomy and physiology, exercise science, psychology, and required liberal arts courses.

Graduates are prepared to

  • Explore the variety of fields relating to physical education and exercise science studies
  • Write and develop lesson plans
  • Demonstrate and develop leadership skills
  • Conduct fitness assessments
  • Develop appropriate exercise programs
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of sport history, rules and strategies
  • Provide instruction of athletic skills