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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Health Sciences - Programs of Study

Exercise Science
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.



The Exercise Science area of study is intended to examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, growth and development, exercise nutrition, measurement and evaluation, and exercise psychology. This area of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience, and is intended to prepare students to transfer to similar programs at four-year institutions. Ultimately, the student will be prepared for careers in clinical, corporate, commercial, and/or community exercise/wellness settings.



GENERAL EDUCATION CORECredits
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 Literature1Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)

Arts Core Course (see p. 62)

Literature Core Course (see p. 61)9-11
Social Sciences2Social and Behavioral Sciences Core

Courses (see p. 63)6
ScienceBIOL-101 General Biology I4

BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I4
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics4
InterdisciplinaryEXSC-101 Introduction to Exercise Science1



REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR
Choose one of the tracks and complete all courses listed for the track.



Personal Training Track
Application Code 165a
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

OR
CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry4
EXSC-150Sport and Society

OR
HEED-210Foundations of Health Education and

Health Behavior3
EXSC-200Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
EXSC-209Sport and Exercise Nutrition3
EXSC-210Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSC-250Exercise Science Internship3
HEED-112First Aid and Safety3
HEED-200Health/Fitness Leader3


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1One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.
Sports Coaching Track
Application Code 165b
The Sports Coaching track is designed to provide the student with the competencies necessary for an entry-level position in sports coaching. This area of study seeks to introduce the student to the knowledge and skills involved in the coaching of sports programs at various levels, and will focus on the development of safe and effective sports coaching skills that are essential in today’s sports programs. Students will be able to transfer into Sports Coaching, Sport Studies, Kinesiological Sciences, and Physical Education programs offered at various four-year schools.



BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

OR
CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry4
EXSC-120Introduction to Sports Coaching3
EXSC-150Sport and Society3
EXSC-200Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
EXSC-209Sport and Exercise Nutrition3
EXSC-210Sport and Exercise Psychology3
HEED-112First Aid and Safety3
HEED-200Health/Fitness Leader3


60-63



Sports and Fitness Management Track
Application Code 165c
The Sports and Fitness Management track prepares students for transfer into four-year programs in the profession of sports management. Students will develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary in the operation of sports programs at various levels. Careers related to this area of study include athletic director at a variety of levels, sports facilities manager, sports marketing director, athletic fund raiser, compliance director, and sport information director.



ACCT-111Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT-112Principles of Accounting II3
BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
BMGT-100Introduction to Business and Organization3
BMGT-130Principles of Marketing3
BMGT-145Principles of Management3
ECON-101Principles of Economics (Macro)3
ECON-102Principles of Economics (Micro)3
EXSC-150Sport and Society3
EXSC-210Sport and Exercise Psychology3


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Martial Arts Track
Applicaton Code 165d
The Martial Arts track is intended to examine the relationship between exercise and human performance and the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. In addition to preparing the student for transfer to exercise science programs at four-year institutions, this area of study also provides the student with the opportunity to explore the history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, and practice of diverse martial arts of the world. Exercise science consists of several overlapping disciplines, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise nutrition, and exercise psychology. This area of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience. 



BIOL-204Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM-101General Inorganic Chemistry I

OR
CHEM-103Fundamentals of General Chemistry4
EXSC-209Sport and Exercise Nutrition 3
EXSC-210Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXSC-220Introduction to the Martial Arts3
EXSC-230Philosophy of the Martial Arts3
HEED-112First Aid and Safety 3
HEED-200Health/Fitness Leader 3
Electives – Select 3 credits from the following (1 credit each):
LFIT-127Tai Chi
LFIT-128Martial Arts I
LFIT-129Self Defense
LFIT-130Mixed Martial Arts
LFIT-131Martial Arts of Southeast Asia3


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hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST