Exercise Science

Program Description

A Program Certificate in Exercise Science provides students with a well-developed foundation in exercise sciences, nutrition, and wellness. In addition, students will gain direct field experience through co-op/internship opportunities. The certificate is designed for students looking to enter the fitness industry. 

This certificate can be bundled with other certificates toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Exercise and Sports Studies. Additional certificate options within the AAS degree plan include: Sport Entrepreneurship, Sport and Fitness Management, and Clinical Exercise Science.


Students might consider high school courses in biology, anatomy, physical education, and computers to assist them in college study. However, these are not mandatory for success.

Program Requirements

Students who complete the curriculum requirements receive a Program Certificate in Exercise Science. The courses within the certificate lead directly into the Associate in Applied Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies.

Career Opportunities

The future professional workforce of the sports and exercise industry is evolving as digital technology advances. This not only creates skill gaps of current workforce but also creates new job opportunities as these traditional jobs have been transformed. Career opportunities exist as exercise specialist, exercise technician, etc.