Liberal Arts and Science: Health and Exercise Science Option

The Health and Exercise Science Option prepares a student to receive an Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year college to major in a variety of related fields in health, fitness, physical education, pre-physical or occupational therapy, and exercise science.   Wellspring Fitness Center   Apply & Register Program Details

The Health and Exercise Science Option prepares a student to receive an Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year college to major in a variety of related fields in health, fitness, physical education, pre-physical or occupational therapy, and exercise science.

 

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Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science

This curriculum is currently in the process of being updated. For the up-to-date curriculum, please view our 2020 Academic Program Guide.

Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I1 3
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
HPE-130 Consumer Health Decisions 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology or 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HPE-195 Concepts of Individual/Dual Sports 3
16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II2 3
BIO-211 Anatomy & Physiology I3 4
HPE-170 First Aid, Safety & Prevention Of Injuries 3
MTH-111 Introduction to Statistics 3
HPE-175 Foundations of Fitness 3
HPE-161 Weight Training 1
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Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-212 Anatomy & Physiology II4 4
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
HPE-211 Theories & Applications of Physical Training I 3
FNS-105 Introduction to Nutrition 3
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Second Semester
HPE-178 Motor Development and Motor Learning 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
HPE-106 Stress Management 3
HPE-127 Exercise Techniques & Prescription 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective 3
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  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Must test into ENG-101 or complete all appropriate prerequisites
2 Prerequisite: ENG-101
3 Prerequisite: BIO-111
4 Prerequisite: BIO-211

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Perform critical analysis in solving problems and analyzing information as it relates to health and exercise science.
  2. Explain and apply basic CPR and first aid techniques.
  3. Identify and discuss current health issues in the United States.
  4. Identify and explain basic components of physical physical fitness as they relate to teaching children.

Post-Baccalaureate Employment Opportunities

  • Employment opportunities in health, physical education,
    exercise science, fitness, sports medicine and coaching will
    continue to be in high demand.
  • A student interested in a career in health and fitness
    education should demonstrate an interest in working with
    individuals who may vary in age from pre-school to senior
    citizen.
  • Specific professional opportunities include careers in fitness,
    health, training, physical therapy and education.

Areas of Employment

  • Fitness centers
  • Personal training center
  • Wellness centers
  • Corporate fitness programs
  • Public & private schools (physical education)
  • Sports teams
  • Athletic programs

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partners:

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Contact Person

Dr. Nicholas DiCicco, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4264
email: ndicicco@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

HPE.AS