Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree

Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree

Program Description

The Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Exercise Science Transfer Pathway will examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on people in order to optimize their physical and mental health. This program focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and biophysics of human movement, and application to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. This degree can prepare students to transfer, and choose from a broad range of careers such as clinical testing, personal training and performance enhancement, sports management, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation and many more.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (biology, physiology, and chemistry) pertinent to the field of exercise science;
  • Apply basic scientific principles from exercise physiology and biomechanics to human movement and exercise;
  • Discuss ethical standards, expectations, and education requirements in the exercise science professions;
  • Explain how physical activity and nutrition influence human physiology; and
  • Discuss psychological factors that influence behavior change.

Transfer Opportunities

The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Exercise Science bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so students completing this pathway degree and transferring to a Minnesota State university may enter with junior-year status. Courses in the Exercise Science Transfer Pathway associates degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance regarding how to best meet the requirements of their intended baccalaureate program. Universities within the Minnesota State system participating in the Exercise Science Transfer Pathways include:

  • Bemidji State University, BS
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead – BS
  • Southwest MN State University, BS
  • Winona State University – BS

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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Program Course Requirements

Required Discipline Courses (10 credits)

HLTH 1520      Principles of Nutrition……………………………… 3 cr
PHED 1522      Weight Training……………………………………….. 2 cr
PHED 1528      Introduction to Exercise Science……………… 3 cr
PHED 1594      Fitness for Life OR
PHED 1597*   Honors Fitness for Life……………………………… 2 cr

Required MnTC Courses (43 credits)

An A.S. degree requires a minimum of 30 credits selected from at least six of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

BIOL 1404       Human Biology (Goal 3) OR……………………… 3 cr
BIOL 1411       Concepts of Biology (Goal 3) OR……………… 3 cr
BIOL 1431       General Biology (Goal 3)………………………….. 5 cr
CHEM 1407     Life Science Chemistry (Goal 3) OR………….. 4 cr
CHEM 1414     Fundamentals of Chemistry (Goal 3) OR….. 4 cr
CHEM 1424     Chemical Principles I (Goal 3)…………………… 5 cr
BIOL 2467*     Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 3)………….. 4 cr
BIOL 2468*     Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 3)…………. 4 cr
ENGL 1410      Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………. 4 cr
ENGL 1411*    Composition II (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1421*    Honors Composition II (Goals 1,9)…………… 4 cr
MATH 1460*  Introduction to Statistics (Goal 4) OR
MATH 1461*  Honors Intro to Statistics (Goals 2,4)……….. 4 cr
PHIL 2420        Ethics (Goals 6,9)……………………………………… 3 cr
PSYC 2421       General Psychology (Goals 2,5) OR
PSYC 2423*    Honors General Psychology (Goals 2,5)…… 4 cr

Goal 1 COMM course……………………………………………………… 3 cr
Goal 5 course …………………………………………………………………. 3 cr
Goal 7 course …………………………………………………………………. 3 cr

Additional Required Courses

PHED courses …………………………………………………………………. 4 cr
MnTC courses to total 60 credits…………………………………. 1-3 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

**Many courses from Goals 1 – 6 also meet Goal 7 – 10. Credits count only once. Students are advised to select MnTC courses with multiple goal assignments whenever possible.

Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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