School of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Majors and Courses

  • Exercise Science

    Exercise Science

    Dean provides the opportunity for a rewarding career with an associate degree in Exercise Science from Dean College.

    The Exercise Science major is designed to allow students to continue their academic careers in a number of majors associated with fitness and human performance, including cardiac rehabilitation, exercise science, health, health fitness and physical education. Upon graduation, students are able to pursue career opportunities in health clubs, cardiac rehabilitation facilities, corporate fitness centers and private entrepreneurial enterprises.

    Graduates with an A.A. in Exercise Science are ready to enter a four year program or segue directly into the profession.

    Course Sequence

    Exercise Science

    MAJOR (28 CREDITS) Credits
    SFL 111
    Introduction to Sport, Fitness and Exercise
    3
    SFL 174
    History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity
    3
    SFL 170
    First Aid and Safety/CPR/AED
    3
    SFL 260
    Fundamentals of Physical Fitness and Conditioning
    3
    SFL 234
    Nutrition and Food Science
    3
    SFL 185
    Fitness Instruction: Theory and Practice
    3
    BIO 172
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
    ENG 290
    Literature of Baseball
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
    CORE (28 CREDITS) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 171
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Social Sciences Elective
    3
    ELECTIVES (6 CREDITS) Credits
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    Elective - Open
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 62 Credits

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