Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3059
First Term: 2019 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 63-72.5
CIP Code: 31.0507
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 39-9031.00


Description: 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.



Required Courses
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
+ EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
+ EXS210 Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness 2
+ EXS211 Assessment and Program Design: Flexibility and Balance 2
+ EXS212 Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness 2
+ EXS213 Assessment and Program Design: Weight Management and Motivation 2
+ EXS214 Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind Body Exercises 2
+ EXS216 Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning 2
+ EXS218 Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises and Activities 2
+ EXS290 Introduction to Evidence Based Practice 3

+ EXS239 Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (3) OR
+ EXS239AA Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) AND
+ EXS239AB Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2) 3

HES100 Healthful Living 3
HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3

HES106 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (0.5) OR
EMT101 Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.50) OR
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer certification (0) 0-0.5

FON100 Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition (3) 3

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3

+ BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
1 year of high school biology 0-4

+ BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

PED101ST Strength Training 1

PED101GF Group Fitness/Aerobics (1) OR
PED101KB Kickboxing (1) OR
PED101PS Pilates (1) OR
PED101TC Tai Chi (1) OR
PED101YH Hatha Yoga (1) OR
PED101YO Yoga (1) OR
PED101YP Power Yoga (1) OR
PED101YR Restorative Yoga (1) OR
PED101BS Body Sculpting (1) OR
PED101PC Physical Conditioning (1) OR
PED101BC Boot Camp (1) OR
PED101ZU Zumba Fitness (1) OR
PED101SR Stretch and Relaxation (1) OR
PED101CY Cycling - Indoor (1) OR
PED101YG Gentle Yoga (1) OR
PED101TX Suspension Training (1) 1
Credits: 44-48.5

Learning Outcomes
1. Explain health and human movement using a fundamental understanding of the relevant scientific concepts of physiology, biomechanics and psychology. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], FON100, FON241, PSY101).
2. Locate and critically evaluate relevant scholarly literature. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, [COM], CRE101, RDG100, [FYC]).
3. Conduct and interpret foundational assessments of health and human movement. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, CRE101, RDG100, [MA])
4. Design, implement and evaluate evidence based physical activity programs that promote health, improve fitness, and enhance quality of life. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218,EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, FON100, FON241, PED+++, [MA])
5. Apply theories of motivation and behavior change to develop and implement strategies for improving exercise adoption and adherence. (EXS101, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, HES100, PSY101)
6. Explain the role of culture in physical activity and health behaviors. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, HES210, [COM], [HU])
7. Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, PED+++, [HU])
8. Adapt instructional techniques to ensure client safety and goal attainment. (EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, [COM], PED+++)
9. Collaborate with diverse individuals to achieve common goals. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], [HU], [MA])
10. 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, EXS213, EXS214,EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES106, EMT101, HES210, [COM], CRE101, [FYC], [HU])
11. Use relevant scholarly literature and quantitative and qualitative reasoning to inform decision making and solve problems. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, [COM], CRE101, [FYC])
12. Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS214, EXS216, EXS218, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS290, HES100, HES106, EMT101, HES210, PED+++, BIO181, BIO201, CHM130, CHM130LL, [COM], CRE101, FON100, FON241, [FYC], [HU], [MA], PSY101)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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