Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S./Exercise & Sport Science A.A.S. Degrees: This program offers two different 60-credit degree awards: Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science. Both programs include technical courses in Exercise and 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.
Both programs are designed to prepare students to gain knowledge and skills to work in the health, fitness and sport industries. Technical information will be combined with liberal arts and sciences to prepare students to work effectively with a variety of clients in health and fitness settings.
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. Students will be expected to become nationally certified as a Personal Trainer. DCTC provides discounts to national certification exams but does not include the cost in tuition.
Why Study Exercise Science at DCTC?
Discover your ideal fitness routine
Become your own personal trainer by learning all you can about nutrition, conditioning, and the best exercise programs.
Work with athletes at all stages of their careers
Our Transfer Pathway A.S. in Exercise Science leads to more advanced degrees that provide opportunities to build a career in professional and amateur athletics. The U.S. alone is home to more than 150 major league sports franchises. More than 450,00 student-athletes participate in the NCAA. Just one high school sport—football—fields roughly 16,000 teams. DCTC has intercollegiate athletics – basketball, baseball, and soccer for men and volleyball, softball, and soccer for women.
Hit the workforce in great shape
Ready to get to work right away? Earning your A.A.S. or A.S. degree gives you the skills and knowledge to land an entry-level position as a fitness trainer, coach, scout, personal trainer, fitness consultant, activity specialist, aerobics instructor, camp director, athletic therapist, sports facility manager, and more.