Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Exercise Science, A.S.


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The Associate of Science Degree in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university degree program in exercise science. This program’s hands-on focused curriculum is based on the exercise science competencies of the American College of Sports Medicine and will teach students the skills and knowledge needed to perform fitness assessments, design individualized exercise programs, evaluate human movement, and make nutritional recommendations. In addition, a degree in exercise science will serve as a solid foundation for students seeking admission into athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or sports medicine degree programs.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Examine anatomy and exercise physiology concepts as applied to human movement in different types of physical activity and sport.
  • Conduct health and fitness assessments using valid and reliable test protocols.
  • Design individualized exercise prescriptions with appropriate exercise progression.
  • Create scientific reports using technical writing skills, graphs, charts, tables, diagrams, and peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate techniques reflective of professional best practices in the field of exercise science.
  • Create nutrition recommendations for healthy, special, and athletic populations.

First Year


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Total Semester Hours: 14


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


*Students testing higher than MATH 110  on the CLM test may take MATH 112  MATH 113 , MATH 114  or MATH 213  to satisfy this requirement.

**Students may take CHEM 110  to satisfy this requirement.

Humanities General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Social Sciences General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Option Electives (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Exercise Science Elective courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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