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Exercise Science, AS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Orlando

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.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • Develop a student’s ability to apply health and fitness assessments in the development, monitoring and motivation of individuals with exercise prescriptions.
  • Effectively prepare students to properly conduct and monitor exercise sessions in both healthy and special populations.
  • Apply learned principles to properly conduct assessments and measurements in sports performance assessments in both healthy and special populations and interpret the results.
  • Prepare graduates for bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science, Nursing, and/or other educational programs.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

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.

  • BSC2085C Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BSC2086C Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Program Outline

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:

Lower Division Courses

Associate of Science Exercise Science Major Courses (20.0 credit hours)
* Health & Performance Assessment 4.0 credit hours
* Intro to Kinesiology 4.0 credit hours
* Principles of Health and Fitness OR 4.0 credit hours
* APK 2153 Integrated 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 (37.0 credit hours)
Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline.
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Psychology 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 (8.0 credit hours)
Physics I 3.0 credit hours
Physics I Laboratory 1.0 credit hours
Physics II 3.0 credit hours
Physics II 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
Lifespan Development 3.0 credit hours

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