Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Arts, Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy
Major: 8121
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 31.0505
Total Credits: 62-77
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
39-9031.00 Fitness Specialist

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
39-9031.00 Fitness Director

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
29-1123.00 Physical Therapists
29-1122.00 Occupational Therapists
29-9091 Athletic Trainers
29-1071 Physician Assistants
29-1069.11 Sports Medicine Physicians
29-1128.00 Exercise Physiologists


Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and are preparing for graduate programs in physical therapy and/or other health fields. With a bachelor degree, students may pursue a career as a fitness director or an exercise physiologist. With a graduate degree, students may pursue careers in a number of fields, including but not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, sports medicine and physician assistant.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Explain health and human movement using a fundamental understanding of human anatomy and physiology and the relevant scientific concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, BIO181, BIO201, BIO202, CHM151, CHM151LL, MAT206, PHY111, PSY101, PSY230, [MA])
2. Integrate psychological and societal knowledge to promote health and wellness in self and others. (EXS101,EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, HES100, HES210, PSY101, [HU])
3. Locate and critically evaluate relevant scholarly literature. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, ENG102, CRE101)
4. Use relevant scholarly literature, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, and statistical analysis to inform decision making and solve problems. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, BIO181, BIO201, BIO202, CHM151, CHM151LL, FON241, HES100, MAT206, PHY111, PSY230, [MA], CRE101)
5. Conduct and interpret foundational assessments of health and human movement. (EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, HES100)
6. Design, deliver and document basic movement programs. (EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, HES100)
7. Communicate verbally, non-verbally and in writing in an articulate, respectful, empathetic and culturally competent manner for diverse audiences and contexts. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, HES100, HES210, FON241, MAT206, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM), CRE101)
8. Collaborate with diverse individuals to achieve common goals. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, HES100, HES210, [FYC], [HU], (COM), CRE101)
9. Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, HES100, HES210, ENG102, FON241, MAT206, PSY230, [HU], [MA], (COM), CRE101)
10. Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS290, HES100, HES210, FON241, MAT206, PSY230, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM), CRE101)
Required Courses
+ EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
+ EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3

+ EXS210 Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness (2) OR
+ EXS211 Assessment and Program Design: Flexibility and Balance (2) OR
+ EXS212 Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness (2) 2

+ EXS214 Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind-Body Exercises (2) OR
+ EXS216 Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning (2) OR
+ EXS218 Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises and Activities (2) 2

HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition (3) 3
(Recommend HES 210 for ASU)
(Recommend FON 241 for NAU)

+ EXS290 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 3
HES100 Healthful Living 3
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3

+ CHM151 General Chemistry I (3) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) 4

+ BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4
+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
+ BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
+ PHY111 General Physics I 4

+ MAT206 Elements of Statistics (3) OR
+ PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3) 3
Credits: 45

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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