EXERCISE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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).