Dec 07, 2023
This program was formerly known as Applied Exercise Sciences.
This program prepares students for a career and transfer. Students learn how to conduct physical and health risk assessments, interpret assessment results, design exercise programs, provide fitness instruction and supervise fitness facilities.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Theresa LaMotte
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This is a full-time suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .
Courses Needed for This Program*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 22 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One course must be a Diversity course.
- Mathematics 3 Credits.
- Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (must be a Diversity course) 3 Credits.
Program Requirements and Electives - 38 Credits
Choose three credits from the following course categories: PEAQ; PEFT; PELF; or PETA. Other courses may be taken with program director approval.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
The Kinesiology program prepares students for a professional career as a personal trainer or fitness specialist, or for transfer to a four-year kinesiology degree. Students learn how to conduct physical and health risk assessments, interpret assessment results, design exercise programs, provide fitness instruction and supervise fitness facilities. Upon successful completion of the Kinesiology program, students are required to sit for a certification exam with the American Council on Exercise.
Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- develop safe and effective individualized exercise prescriptions based on an individual’s goals and health history;
- demonstrate proficiency in exercise science principles when leading individual and group fitness programs;
- conduct fitness assessments in laboratory and field-test settings in a fitness, hospital, or wellness facility;
- use the tools of effective verbal and written communication relating to fitness leadership occupations; and
- transfer to a four-year institution as a Kinesiology major, with junior year status.