2018-2019

Associate in Science

Liberal Arts - Exercise Science

This option is designed to promote job placement and career advancement in the field of exercise. The program will enable students to begin work in the field and advance academically and professionally as Fitness Specialists. As graduates with an A.S. degree, they will be able to work in a broad spectrum of Fitness Specialist and Wellness Coordinator positions. The A.S. degree program is also keyed to promote academic advancement into baccalaureate programs, either into advanced practice programs or into new career paths.  

  • Integrate knowledge and skills from the sciences, liberal arts, and exercise science into Fitness/Wellness care.
  • Design a healthy lifestyle program for the average adult based on ethical decision-making and sensitivity to unique cultural considerations.
  • Instruct clients in a variety of fitness and recreational activities.
  • Assist in the making of services in health and fitness facilities.
  • Communicate effectively with consumers, providers, employees, and other allied health professionals from diverse backgrounds.  

Note:

A. MA 108 is a prerequisite for MA 109 or test placement.

B. A minimum grade grade of “C” is required in all Math & Science courses.

C. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

D. Successful completion of MA025 or MA025AMA025B sequence is required for this degree. It is recommended that students complete this requirement prior to taking college level Math & Science courses for this program.


General Education(32 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (6 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
Science (8 credits)
SC 103 Nutrition 4
Choose one (1) of the following courses
BS 100 Human Biology 4
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Technology (3 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following courses  (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
CIS 107 Information Technology Fundamentals and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
Choose one (1) course from the following categories  (6 credits)
Category 5 - Social Science 3
Humanities (6 credits)
Choose two (2) courses from the following categories  (6 credits)
Category 6 - Humanities 3

Major(16 credits)

Code Name Credits
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SC 112 Sport Nutrition 3
SC 290 Select Topics in Science 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
BS 101 Biology I 4
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CH 103 Introduction to Organic and Inorganic Chemistry 4
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4

Option Requirements(13 credits)

Code Name Credits
BS 201 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 4
PE 114 First Aid, CPR, and Safety Education 3
PE 116 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 3
PE 119 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
BS 100 Human Biology OR BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 101 College Mathematics I 3.0
PE 114 First Aid, CPR, and Safety Education 3.0
PE 116 Concepts of Fitness and Wellness 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
SC 103 Nutrition 4.0
Total 13.0
Third Semester Credits
PE 119 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SC 112 Sport Nutrition 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Science Elective 4.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
BS 201 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 4.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
SC 290 Select Topics in Science 3.0
Humanities Course 3.0
Social Science Course 3.0
Total 16.0