Liberal Arts and Science: Health and Exercise Science Option

The Health and Exercise Science Option prepares a student to receive an Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year college to major in a variety of related fields in health, fitness, physical education, pre-physical or occupational therapy, and exercise science. Wellspring Fitness Center   Apply & Register Program Details

The Health and Exercise Science Option prepares a student to receive an Associate in Science degree and transfer to a four-year college to major in a variety of related fields in health, fitness, physical education, pre-physical or occupational therapy, and exercise science.

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Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
BIO-111 Biology I - Science 4
CSC-101 Computer Literacy 3
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HPE-130 Consumer Health Decisions 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
    16
Second Semester
BIO-211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
HPE-170 First Aid, Safety & Prevention Of Injuries 3
MTH-111 Introduction to Statistics 3
HPE-175 Foundations of Fitness 3
    16
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
BIO-212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HPE-195 Concept of Individual/Dual Sports1 3
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
    13
Second Semester
FNS-105 Introduction to Nutrition 3
HPE-178 Motor Development and Motor Learning 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
...-... Humanities General Education Elective2 3
...-... Free Elective2 3
    15
  Total Minimum Credits 60
1 Students transferring to Rowan for Athletic Training should see the program director.
2 Students transferring to Rowan should see the program director.

Program Goals

  • To prepare graduates to transfer to four-year colleges or universities for further study in health and exercise science and physical education.
  • To prepare students with a strong knowledge specific to health and exercise science through successful completion of coursework related to this major.
  • To prepare students with a broad base of education through the successful completion of a variety of general education courses.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the various career opportunities and areas of specialization within the field of health and exercise science.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Perform critical analysis in solving problems and analyzing information as it relates to health and exercise science.
  2. Explain and apply basic CPR and first aid techniques.
  3. Identify and discuss current health issues in the United States.
  4. Identify and explain basic components of physical physical fitness as they relate to teaching children.

Employment Opportunities

  • Employment opportunities in health, physical education,
    exercise science, fitness, sports medicine and coaching will
    continue to be in high demand.
  • A student interested in a career in health and fitness
    education should demonstrate an interest in working with
    individuals who may vary in age from pre-school to senior
    citizen.
  • Specific professional opportunities include teaching and
    supervising fitness, health and/or physical education
    programs in private and public settings.

Areas of Employment

  • Teaching physical education and health
  • Fitness centers
  • Personal training center
  • Wellness centers
  • Corporate fitness programs
  • Public & private schools
  • Sports teams
  • Athletic programs

Contact Person

Dr. Nicholas DiCicco, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4264
email: ndicicco@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

24.0101

Program Code

HPE.AS