Biomedical Science/Exercise Science - Associate in Science

Curriculum Code: 402

Program Information
Exercise Science is the study of movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations. In this context, an exercise scientist must understand the scientific basis underlying exercise-induced physiological responses. The field of Exercise Science is quite diverse; ranging from the study of how organ systems work at the cellular level when confronted with disease, to improving the biomechanical efficiency of an employee working on an assembly line. This program prepares students to become professionals who can assume leadership roles in a variety of health related professions. Graduates have gone on to assist individuals from school aged children to adults to improve their personal health status and to develop a wellness based lifestyle in a variety of tracks.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate A.S. programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors to four-year colleges and universities. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry into baccalaureate programs in the biomedical sciences. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources pertaining to exercise science. •Take a position on an ethical issue or situation in the field of exercise science and defend it. •Use current and accurate industry terminology. •Design basic strength and cardiovascular training programs. •Evaluate career and sub-discipline career opportunities in exercise science.


Program Requirements (33)
Credits
BI
106
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
BI
107
Anatomy & Physiology II
4
HS
105
Introduction to Athletic Training
2
HS
145
Exercise Science I
3
HS
245
Exercise Science II
3
PY
207
Human Growth & Development
3
Program Electives
14

General Education Requirements (31)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
BI
101
General Biology I
4
MA
205
Statistics I
3
MA
110
College Algebra
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
Humanities Elective
3
Humanities or
Social Science Elective
3
History Elective
3
Diversity Elective
3
Elective Requirements
Credits
HS
140
Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare
3
BI
216
Biomechanics
3
HS
218
Prevention /Care Athletic Injuries
3
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3
PI
123
Fundamentals of Physics I
4
PI
124
Fundamentals of Physics II
4
CH
101
General Chemistry I
4
CH
102
General Chemistry II
4
SO
214
Sports & Sociology
3

Total Credits: (64)