Oakland Community College 


Associate in Applied Science - (EXS.AAS)

   The Exercise Science and Technology program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. This degree and certificate program will include classroom and laboratory experiences and applications in fitness testing and principles of conditioning under various variables and conditions: age, environment, gender, nutrition and disease and disability. Another important component of the program is health promotion.
   The students will be certified in CPR and First Responder. They will learn principles of motivation, public speaking and behavior change. The students will also receive direct field experience in an exercise internship and in a special topic internship.
   The candidates should enjoy exercise, health promotion and be a role model of a healthy lifestyle. They should have an aptitude for working with adults and cooperating with other health professionals. Good communication skills, both written and verbal, are necessary for success.
   Upon completion of the program, the students will be prepared to find employment where exercise and health promotion is used in preventive intervention, as well as therapeutic application. Students interested in transferring to a bachelor’s program in Exercise Science or related field should consult with an Oakland Community College counselor. Students are encouraged to contact the Program Coordinator when considering this program.
   The design of this program also provides students with the opportunity to broaden their skills and expertise by participating in the following Exercise Science and Technology option: Business There are a number of different certifying bodies including The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and American Council for Exercise (ACE).

Major Requirements ** Credits
EXL 1500* Introduction to Exercise Leadership 4
EXL 2010* Exercise Physiology 4
EXL 2020* Testing and Measurement in Exercise Physiology 3
EXL 2032* Kinesiology 4
EXL 2040* Applied Exercise Physiology for Individuals with Disease and Disability 3
EXL 2100* Health Promotion at the Worksite 2
EXL 2120* Applied Psychological Aspects of Fitness and Sports 3
EXL 2200* Essentials of Personal Training 3
EXL 2400* Internship in Exercise 4
EXL 2532* Internships in Exercise II: Special Topics 4
Required Supportive Courses**
BIO 16001 Human Structure and Function 3
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
HEA 1510* Nutrition 3
MST 1450* Bio Behavioral Management 2
PER 2540* Medical First Responder/First Responder 4
PER 2840 Recreational Leadership 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
Recommended Electives
ACC 1500 Accounting for the Small Business Owner 3
CIS 1050 Personal Computer Productivity Tools (MS-Office) 4
EXL 1600 Theory and Practice of Resistance Training 1
EXL 2050 Diet and Exercise 3
EXL 2045 Exercise and Aging 2
MDA 1570 Basic Electrocardiography 3
MED 1103 Medical Terminology 3
See degree requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree.
General Education Requirement
See General Education Distribution Requirements
1   BIO 2630 an d 2640 may be substituted.
*    When all courses marked with an asterisk are completed, students may apply for a certificate.
**   CORE COURSES: The major requirements and required supportive courses must be completed with a "C" (2.0) or better grade.
●   Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.