Exercise Science and
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Exercise Science and Personal Training program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and experience required to be eligible for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Specialist Certification, ACSM personal trainer certification, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) personal trainer certification, the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) personal trainer certification and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certification. The curriculum is designed to strengthen students' educational background in fitness and nutrition potentially increasing their marketability in these fields. This degree may also meet the needs of individuals with existing degrees in such fields as Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Athletic Training and other health related disciplines. Registered dietitians, clinical exercise physiologists, personal trainers, exercise specialists, strength and conditioning specialists, coaches, athletes and others interested in acquiring knowledge in exercise, nutrition and health may also find this program appropriate.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
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