Exercise Science (AS)

This program will provide the associate level students the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science in Exercise Science. The focus of this program prepares students to transfer to a bachelor degree program in a related Exercise Science field at Mankato State University. The Normandale program focuses on a comprehensive curriculum designed for individuals wanting to pursue professions in the fitness and wellness industry. The students will gain in-depth knowledge of the anatomy and physiology and its application to human movement.

Required Courses: (60 cr)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

CHEM 1050

Foundations of Organic and Biochemistry (3)

BIOL 2042

Human Physiology (4)

MATH 1100

College Algebra and Probability (4)

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

SOC 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology: Lifespan (4)

HLTH 1107

Principles of Nutrition (3)

EXSC 2305

Exercise Physiology (3)

EXSC 2315

Exercise Prescription (3)

HLTH 1103

College First Aid and Adult CPR (2)

EXSC 1129

Fitness for Life I (2)

EXSC 2300

Introduction to Exercise Science (3)

EXSC 2325

Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport (3)

BIOL 2041

Human Anatomy (4)

CSCI 1100

Fundamentals of Computers (4)

EXSC 2310

Foundations of Personal Training (3)

OR EXSC 2320

Foundations in Group Exercise Instruction (3)

EXSC ****

Choose one 1 credit activity-based EXSC course

Recommended Academic Completion Plan:

Year 1 (Fall Semester):

15 credits

EXSC 2300

Intro to Exercise Science (3)

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

CHEM 1050

Foundations of Organic & Biochemistry (3)

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

EXSC****

One 1 credit activity-based EXSC course (1)

Year 1 (Spring Semester):

15 credits

EXSC 2305

Exercise Physiology (3)

BIOL 2041

Human Anatomy (4)

MATH 1100

College Algebra and Probability (4)

HLTH 1103

College First Aid and Adult CPR (2)

EXSC 1129

EXSC 1129 Fitness for Life I (2)

Year 2 (Fall Semester):

15 credits

EXSC 2310

Foundations of Personal Training (3)

or EXSC 2320

Foundations of Group Exercise Instruction (3)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology: Life Span (4)

BIOL 2042

Human Physiology (4)

CSCI 1100

Fundamentals of Computers (4)

Year 2 (Spring Semester):

15 credits

EXSC 2315

Exercise Prescription (3)

HLTH 1107

Principles of Nutrition (3)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

EXSC 2325

Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport (3)

SOC 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)