2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science, A.S.


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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Exercise Science (A.S.)

Program and Career Description:

The Exercise Science emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree at a four-year school. Students can pursue careers in area of Athletics and Wellness, Teachers of Physical Education, Personal Trainers, Dietitians, and Athletic Trainers. A few examples of career and salary estimates are listed below.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Physical Education Teachers Bachelor's degree $38,830 $49,770 $56,890
Fitness Trainers and Instructors HS diploma; certifications vary $19,420 $34,750 $45,320
Athletic Trainers Bachelor's degree $32,030 $42,010 $49,880
Dietitians and Nutritionists Bachelor's degree $37,420 $54,310 $64,100
Exercise Physiologists Bachelor's degree; some require Master's $33,580 $41,760 $54,600

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements


Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Social/Behavioral Sciences


Major Required Courses


Requirements for Graduation Include:


  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Exercise Science, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60


First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16


First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 17


Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 14


Note(s):


*Note: An elective can be any college-level course.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Peri Krichbaum at
pkrichbaum@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2584
or
Humanities & Social Sciences Division office at 931.540.2780

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- PHED-02-14-18

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