Exercise & Sport Science
- Delivery: Daytime and Evening Classes
- Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time
- Location: Rosemount Campus
- Exercise & Sport Science - A.S. Degree
- Exercise & Sport Science - A.A.S. Degree
- Personal Training - Certificate
- Group Fitness - Certificate
- Geriatric Health and Fitness - Certificate
- Advanced Personal Training - Certificate
Program Data Sheet
Exercise & Sport Science A.S./A.A.S. Degree: This program offers two different 60-credit degree outcomes: Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science. Both programs include technical courses in Exercise & Sport Science and general education courses. The A.S. degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university. The A.A.S. degree prepares students to go directly into the workforce.
Personal Training Certificate: This program provides the student with hands-on, practical experience in the area of personal training. The certificate consists of 16 credits of coursework. All of the courses are offered during fall semester. EXER2020 Personal Training and Exercise Leadership I is offered in partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Students will be prepared for the ACE Personal Training certification exam following successful completion of the course.
Group Fitness Certificate: This program contains 16 credits of coursework and provides students with the knowledge and skills to gain employment as a group fitness instructor. EXER 2250 Group Fitness Instruction is offered in partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Students will be prepared for the ACE Group Fitness Instructor certification exam following successful completion of the course.
Geriatric Health and Fitness Certificate: This 16 credit certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to work safely and effectively with an aging population. This field continues to grow and skilled workers are needed in increasing numbers.
Advanced Personal Training Certificate: This 16 credit certificate requires successful completion of the Personal Training Certificate or ACE Personal Training certification exam as a prerequisite. It includes courses that will expand on the knowledge and skills learned in the Personal Training Certificate; including, sales, working with athletes, and nutrition.
Students must complete HLTW/HEAL1000 First Aid/CPR or have equivalent certification before internship or completion of program.
Exercise & Sport Science graduates become valuable employees in fitness centers, YMCA/YWCA facilities, corporate fitness centers, collegiate and hospital-based wellness centers, cruise lines and cardiac rehab centers.
Potential Job Titles
- Fitness Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Group Fitness Instructor
- Fitness Trainer
Average Wage: $16.36/hourTop Earners: $27.16/hour
Average Wage: $36,970/yearTop Earners: $66,189/year
- Recreation Worker
Average Wage: $13.24/hourTop Earners: $18.67/hour
Gainful Employment Reports
- Advanced Personal Training - Certificate 16 credits
- Geriatric Health and Fitness - Certificate 16 credits
- Group Fitness - Certificate 16 credits
- Personal Training - Certificate 16 credits
Exercise & Sport Science Blog
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Exercise & Sport Science Blog
The Exercise & Sport Science program has an education partnership with American Council on Exercise®. ACE is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching quality of life through safe and effective exercise and physical activity. ACE protects all segments of society against ineffective fitness products, programs and trends through its ongoing public education, outreach and research. ACE further protects the public by setting certification and continuing education standards for fitness professionals.