The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed to guarantee junior-year status to students who have been admitted to a Minnesota State university. There, students can complete their bachelor’s degree by earning 60 additional credits. Students may also transfer to additional 4-year colleges. Work with an advisor for transfer planning.
With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer to the following designated baccalaureate degree majors:
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Exercise Science – B.S. Minnesota State University, Moorhead - Exercise Science – B.S. Southwest Minnesota State University - Exercise Science – B.S. Winona State University - Exercise and Rehabilitative Science – B.S.
This is a sample course sequence. Please contact your program advisor regarding your academic plans.
2019-2020 Catalog Info
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CHEM 1500 This course is a broad introduction to chemistry - its principles and applications. It is intended for the non-science major. No previous chemistry experience is required. Topics include: the scientific method, measurement, quantitative calculations, atomic structure, periodic table, general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, naming, basics of chemical bonding, chemical reactions and their uses, chemical equations, acids and bases, and oxidation/reduction. Includes a lab experience. Meets MnTC Goal 3
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Students having one of the recommended placement assessment scores, or a grade of ?C-? or higher in READ 150 and ENG 150
EXER - 1000: Introduction to Human Performance Studies
EXER 1000 Introduction and orientation to the fields of and related to physical education, sports management and exercise science. Includes an overview of aims, objectives, values, issues, qualifications and opportunities in related professions as well as a brief historical perspective of sport as an industry. Prerequisites: None.
EXER 1020 This course is an introductory course to strength or resistance training. Students will perform more than four different workouts during the course of the semester designed for various levels of resistance training expertise. Topics covered during lecture include: skeletal and muscular anatomy and physiology, program design, lifting safety, weight room etiquette, and strength plateaus.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
BIOL 1500 This course surveys the basic principles of biology. Content topics include fundamental concepts of cellular structure and metabolism, inheritance, biodiversity, ecology, and evolution. The lab component includes application of concepts with an emphasis on observation, the scientific method, and analysis. This course provides a foundation for students pursuing health-related careers as well as those in non-science majors.
Meets MnTC Goal 3
EXER 1015 A comprehensive course that focuses on disease prevention, physical activity, nutrition, and general health facts. The course is designed to help each student take responsibility for their overall health and learn practical ways of achieving a safe and healthy lifestyle. Course topics include self-assessment, wellness improvement plan, personal program design, exercise research investigation, and exercise critical thinking issues. Prerequisites: None.
EXER - 1050: Nutrition for Health and Human Performance
EXER 1050 This course will provide the student with introductory nutritional information for health, fitness and sports performance. Course content includes: classification and function of nutrients, body composition and weight management, dietary supplements and ergogenic aids, energy and metabolism, and eating disorders.
PSYC 1105 This general psychology course is an introduction and overview of the scientific study of behavior and experience. It includes topics like the history of psychology, research methods, perception, learning, human development, intelligence, motivation, social perception and group behavior, and psychological disorders.
BIOL 2000 This course is the first semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include basic anatomical and directional terminology, fundamental concepts and principles of cell physiology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included.
Meets MnTC Goal 3
Prerequisite: BIOL 1500 with a grade of C or better
ENGL 2000 This course will offer challenging insights into the act of writing. Students will continue to strengthen their writing skills while engaging in analysis of literary texts and secondary sources. In writing critical essays based on that analysis, students will apply rhetorical strategies related to purpose, audience, genre and context. Pre-requisite: ENGL 1150 Composition I
Meets MnTC Goal 1
EXER 2115 This course will present an overview of the most important concepts for coaches, fitness instructors, or practitioners in a health-science field. It is not the intent to study each topic in depth. This course will feature laboratory activities, demonstrations, and hands-on learning experience, and from these activities, conclusions will be discussed regarding concepts.
SOCY 1110 This course covers the basic concepts and terminology used in sociological studies. Sociology is broadly defined as the study of human social organization and social behavior including its forms and consequences. It will focus on the characteristics of human group life as they relate to the structure of the social environment and its influence on the individual. This course is designed to introduce students to the theories, concepts and areas of inquiry that typically characterize sociological analyses. Students will have the opportunity to examine the ethical/dimensions and issues facing political, social, and personal life as it relates to the topics in Sociology. Students will explore their own citizenship and find ways to apply their ideas and goals to civic learning and service learning through embracing facets of human society and the human condition.
Meets MnTC Goal 5 and MnTC Goal 9
BIOL 2010 This course is the second semester of a two-semester lab-science course intended for students pursuing careers in fitness and allied health fields. Human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach, with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. Homeostasis is an integrating theme throughout this course. Content topics include immunity, metabolism, fluid balance, development, and the cardiovascular, hematopoietic, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Dissection of individual organs and whole organisms may be included.
Meets MnTC Goal 3
Prerequisite: BIOL 2000 with a grade of C or better
MATS 1251 Fundamental principles of inferential statistics are presented in lecture (3 hrs) augmented by computer labs using Excel (2 hrs). Essential topics include sampling methods; descriptive statistics; counting and probability; binary, normal, and other probability distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; inferences from two samples; correlation and regression. Optional topics include goodness-of-fit and contingency tables; ANOVA; nonparemetrics; and statistical process control.
Meets MnTC Goal 4