2018-2019 College Catalog 
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2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science, A.S.

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Degree Code: A81

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Heidi Zenie - 860-215-9485

This program is designed to provide a strong basic foundation in the area of exercise science as well as a broad background in general education. For those students seeking an entry level position in health and fitness, the Exercise Science program prepares students for necessary industry certifications and the knowledge and motivation to continue as life long learners in health and fitness. For students interested in furthering their education by transferring to a four-year institution, the program prepares students to transfer to an exercise science or other health related program.

Exercise Science Curriculum Requirements


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 61

Exercise Science, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. plan, administer, and evaluate wellness and fitness programs, nutrition projects, and exercise physiology in clinical, industrial and corporate environments.
  2. describe and apply principles of leadership, including motivating, leading and directing.
  3. develop a medically-based fitness model.
  4. understand the terminology in medicine, health promotion and fitness.
  5. gain an understanding of how to design exercise programs for special populations
  6. understand how to establish exercise programs/prescriptions, exercise related goals and objectives, training modifications and program evaluation strategies.
  7. collaborate with a variety of health care professionals through consultations and referrals in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness.
  8. think critically to effectively solve problems in a variety of dynamic environments.
  9. effectively communicate with health career providers, fitness professionals, clients, administrators, family and community in the delivery of life long health and wellness.
  10. Additionally, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified within the General Education Component.

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