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2017-2018 College Catalog 
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Exercise Science, A.S.

Associate in Science
HEGIS #5299.30
Chairperson: Colleen Ferris
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206, (518) 629-7372

Exercise science is the study of how the body responds to physical activity. Students in the Exercise Science program will study the relationship between exercise and human performance, as well as, the role of physical activity in the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The program of study is designed to provide an effective blend of classroom instruction and practical experience. Upon completion of the degree students will be foundationally prepared to sit for national certifications that relate to the fitness industry, as well as transfer on to related fields such as personal training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise nutrition, sports medicine, or occupational therapy.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of any math and 1 unit of any science Fall and Spring Strongly Recommended N/A

Total Credits Required: 64

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time, full-time students.

(1) Restricted Chemistry Elective Credits: 4

Restricted Chemistry Elective-CHEM 100 General Chemistry/Health Sciences  or higher. Course must be designated a “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences Science” course.

(2) Restricted Mathematics Elective Credits: 3

Restricted Mathematics Elective- MATH 120 Real World Mathematics  or higher. Course must be designated as both “SUNY General Education Mathematics” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Science Mathematics” course.

(4) Restricted Western Civilization History Elective Credits: 3

Restricted Western Civilization Elective:

(5) Restricted Electives Credits: 6

Restricted Electives: Courses must be designated as both “SUNY General Education” and “HVCC Liberal Arts and Sciences” courses. In addition, courses must be chosen from the following categories FL, HU, AR or OC.

Total Credits Required: 64

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 14

Second Term

Term Total: 17

Third Term

Term Total: 16

Fourth Term

Term Total: 17