Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Exercise Science and Wellness

Math/Science

1184 Linn Hall

319-398-5516

www.kirkwood.edu/exercisescience

Entry time
Fall

Award
Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (4 terms)

Kirkwood Community College's Exercise Science program will provide the training necessary to become a nationally recognized fitness professional and/or to continue to an institution offering bachelor's degrees, or to further individual knowledge in order to serve the local community. Students within the exercise science program will attain skills in assessment and identification of health risks and fitness program design for general and special populations. Students would also gain knowledge and understanding of physical and physiological adaptations to the environment and exercise and be able to utilize that knowledge to educate others regarding proper exercise form, anatomy, physiology, and the nutrition required to meet health goals.

Graduates from the Exercise Science and Wellness program are eligible to take the Certified Personal Trainer examination offered by various organizations including the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1

BIO-151

Nutrition

3

ENG-105

Composition I OR

3

ENG-120

College Writing

 

EXS-120

Human Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Science OR

3

BIO-168

Human Anatomy & Physiology I AND

 

BIO-173

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

 

MAT-707

Algebra Mastery I

3

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Program Elective

3

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Activity Course

1

 

 

16

Term 2

ENG-106

Composition II

3

EXS-180

Fitness Programming and Design

3

PEH-170

Principles of Weight Training

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

Term 3

EXS-280

Exercise Physiology

4

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

SPC-112

Public Speaking

 

MAT-115

Mathematics & Society OR

3

MAT-120

College Algebra

 

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Program Elective

3

 

 

16

Term 4

EXS-285

Personal Trainer Capstone

3

EXS-932

Internship

2

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

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Program Elective

6

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Activities Course

1

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

62

Program Electives

PEH-111

Personal Wellness

3

PEC-111

Techniques and Theory of Coaching

2

PEC-126

Athletic Injury Prevention

2

PEC-148

Theory of Coaching Basketball

2

PEC-160

Sports Officiating

2

PEH-155

Exercise Psychology

3

PEH-160

Fundamentals of Health Coaching

3

PEH-162

Introduction to Physical Education

3

PEH-165

Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

3

PEH-255

Principles of Sport Management

3

PEH-270

Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

3

PEH-924

Honors Project

1

PEH-928

Independent Study

1

Activities Courses

PEA-102

Aerobic Fitness I

1

PEA-162

Speed and Conditioning I

1

PEA-187

Weight Training I

1

PEA-287

Weight Training II

1

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