Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science combines both didactic instruction (integrated with supervised practice) and externships necessary to provide the student with the essential tools for success in this field of study. The focus of this program is to prepare the student to take two nationally recognized and accredited field certifications. In addition, the coursework focuses on providing the student with a solid foundation in science-based general education and patient assessment core courses. Following graduation from the ASES program, students will have the necessary requirements to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a variety of medical related fields.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
At a minimum, students must successfully complete (with a minimum of a 2.0 or “C” grade in each of these courses) the following two general education requirements before beginning any core coursework. The 2.0 or “C” grade in BSC2085C is the minimum grade a student can earn before a student entering BSC2086C.
To receive an Associate of Science in Exercise Science Pre-Professional degree, students must earn 61.0 credit hours. The length of this program is approximately 17 months (this may vary based on transfer credits).
Program requirements are as follows:
|Associate of Science Exercise Science Major Courses (20.0 credit hours)|
|* Health & Performance Assessment||4.0 credit hours|
|* Introduction to Kinesiology||4.0 credit hours|
|* Principles of Health and Fitness OR||4.0 credit hours|
|*Integrate Fitness Programming|
|Exercise Physiology||4.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
* Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.
|Lower Division General Education Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline.|
|Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Lifespan Development||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics (4.0 credit hours)|
|Physics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics I Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
Note: All general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.
|Lower Division Elective Courses (4.0 credits)|
|Include the following or any qualified lower division core course in Exercise Science, Health and Human Performance or Medical Assisting or qualified lower division course in Psychology, Business, Dietetics and Nutrition, or General Education.|
|Microbiology||3.0 credit hours|
|Microbiology Lab||1.0 credit hours|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|General Biology Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
|Physics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Physics II Laboratory||1.0 credit hours|
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