Exercise Science Transfer Pathway

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks, Thief River Falls, Online

Program Description

Northland's Exercise Science Associate of Science (AS) degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs across the state with a junior-year status. This science-based program positions a student for pursuit of several careers such as athletic director, recreational or athletic therapist, fitness trainer, exercise physiologist, or fitness tech engineer. And depending on the where you are transferring, the Exercise Science Transfer Pathway could also lead to a pre-physical therapy Bachelor of Science or prepare you for even further educational opportunities. Universities within the Minnesota State system include Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

The curriculum includes instruction in the basic sciences and aspects of the subject matter related to various health and fitness occupations. Students completing the Exercise Science Associate of Science degree can take advantage of several statewide articulation agreements with Minnesota State Universities and should work with an advisor in identifying these opportunities. In addition, if a student were to decide prior to their final year of enrollment that an Associate of Arts degree would better fit their transfer needs, they may be able to complete this degree by making minor changes to their curriculum. Or, if they felt inspired to do so, with minor additions a student could graduate with a double major and earn an Associate of Arts degree in addition to the Exercise Science AS degree.

Program Course Listings

View semester order by campus: East Grand Forks | Thief River Falls | Online

Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
FYEC 1111 Pathways to Success 1
HPER 1111 Intro Exercise Science 2
HPER 1127 Strength Conditioning 1
HPER 2270 Health and Wellness 3
BIOL 2131 Nutrition 3
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3
BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology 2
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3
MATH 2203 Statistics 4
PSYC 1105 Intro to Psychology 3
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3
  G3: Natural Sciences Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 4
  G3: Natural Sciences Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 4
  G5: History/Social Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below ) 3
  Program Electives ( *See Elective Course Options Listed Below ) 12

Program Elective Course Options

For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.

Course # Course Name Credits
HLTH 1106 Medical Terminology 2
HLTH 2208 Pathophysiology 3
HPER 1110 Concepts of Phys Fitness 3
HPER 1140 Personal & Community Hlth 3
HPER 1182 Varsity Volleyball 1
HPER 1183 Varsity Basketball 1
HPER 1184 Varsity Baseball 1
HPER 1185 Varsity Softball 1
HPER 1186 Varsity Golf 1
HPER 1187 Varsity Wrestling 1
HPER 1410 First Aid/CPR 1
HPER 2200 Intro to Sport Mgmt 3
HPER 2201 Psychology of Sports 2
HPER 2210 Intro to Kinesiology 2
HPER 2235 Coaching Young Athletes 3
HPER 2244 First Responder 3
HPER 2250 Prevent/Care Athletic Inj 3
HPER 2281 Officiating Sports 2
OTAC 1001 Intro to OT 2
G3: Natural Science Electives
BIOL 1101 Concepts of Biology 4
BIOL 1111 Biological Prin I 4
BIOL 1120 Human Biology 4
CHEM 1020 Intro to Chemistry 4
CHEM 1121 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 2205 Survey Gen/Org/Bio Chm 4
G5: History/Social Science Electives
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3
SOCI 1102 Social Problems in US 3
SOCI 2212 Sex, Gender & Society 3
G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3

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