Exercise and Sports Studies
With a career in exercise and sports studies, you can turn your passion for health and exercise into a lifelong career. This program provides the foundational concepts of kinesiology, sports and performance psychology, and sociological challenges in the sports and fitness industry. In addition, students will gain direct field experience through co-op/internship opportunities.
This degree is designed for students to choose a combination of up to 2 certificates and general education courses which, when bundled, provide an area of focus to build their own customized AAS degree.
Certificate options within the AAS degree plan include Exercise Science, Sport and Fitness Pedagogy (available Fall 2024), Sport Entrepreneurship, Sport and Fitness Management, Sport and Fitness Technology (available Fall 2024), and Clinical Exercise Science.1
Students might consider high school courses in biology, anatomy, psychology, sociology, and computers to assist them in college study. However, these courses are not mandatory for success.
Students who complete the curriculum requirements can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.
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 sport performance specialist, personal training coordinator, sports or Esports coach, wellness coach, event specialist, ticket specialist, facility manager, sports and marketing specialist, and sport retail manager.
Please note this is a 32-credit hour certificate. With this certificate, students would not be required to take an additional certificate.