The Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science is offered as a continuation of the Exercise Specialist certificate. This two-year degree gives students the opportunity to study in-depth principles and methods of fitness training and health promotion. Students have the opportunity to enter professional practice or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standings before department approval is given for Practicum.
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment for the health fitness professional is expected to increase. Aging baby boomers, one group that is increasingly becoming concerned with staying healthy and physically fit, will be the main driver of employment growth. An additional factor is the combination of a reduction in the number of physical education programs in schools with parents’ growing concern about childhood obesity. This factor will increase the need for health fitness professionals to work with children in non-school settings, such as health clubs. Increasingly, parents also are hiring personal trainers for their children, and the number of weight-training gyms for children is expected to continue to grow. Businesses are also recognizing the benefits of health promotion and fitness programs for their employees. Health care reform and preventative medicine are other factors that are influencing growth.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
Students will be prepared to take the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise and other NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited certification exams.
|Term Admitted||Retention Next Term||Retention Rate||Graduated|
|Fall 2015: 45||36||80%||Spring 2017: 20|
|Fall 2014: 20||14||70%||Spring 2016: 9|
|ALH 1101||Introduction to Healthcare Delivery||2|
|ALH 1132||American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid||1|
|ALH 1110||Principles of Electrocardiography||3|
|BIO 1121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIO 1222||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|COM 2211||Effective Public Speaking||3|
|DIT 1111||Nutrition for Health & Fitness||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENS 1116||Introduction to Exercise Science & Health Promotion||3|
|ENS 1118||Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness||3|
|ENS 1214||Personal & Community Health Behavior||3|
|ENS 1212||Fundraising & Sport Budgeting||3|
|ENS 2316||Motor Development & Motor Learning||3|
|ENS 2317||Methods of Teaching Lab||1|
|ENS 2318||Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription||3|
|ENS 2416||Certification Preparatory Course||3|
|ENS 2417||Methods of Teaching||3|
|ENS 2418||Exercise Prescription for Special Populations||3|
|ENS 2419||Health Promotion, Fitness & Sport Programming||3|
|ENS 2471||Exercise, Wellness & Sports Science Practicum||2|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||2|
|MAT 1130||Mathematics in Health Sciences||3|
|PSY 1100||General Psychology||3|
The Sinclair Community College’s Exercise Science associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763