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Exercise, Nutrition & Sport Sciences

Get Active… Exercise Your Mind at Sinclair

Previously known as the physical education and dietetics departments, the Exercise, Nutrition and Sport Sciences department offers a variety of academic programs focused on human well-being. With courses and programs ranging from nutrition management and dietetics to physical education and fitness training, our solid curriculum works to make the world a "fitter" place.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy living a healthy lifestyle or would like to learn more.
  • You are interested in gaining the skills to work as a dietician or nutritionist.
  • You like to stay active and learn new skills.
  • You would like to work with a group of people who share your interests.
  • You are looking to play or coach sports or work as a personal trainer or fitness instructor.

In addition to complete academic programs, we also work to provide a great variety of classes available to any Sinclair student, faculty or staff member. These physical education (PED) courses are offered throughout the year and many are available at beginning, intermediate and advanced skill levels.

Whether you want to gain flexibility, play golf or tennis, dance, practice yoga, or learn tai chi, (there are more classes, but we can't list them all) we are sure to have something that will meet your wellness needs.

Important Information about Life and Health Sciences Programs: The Life and Health Sciences (LHS) Programs consist of open enrollment (general education and division specific courses) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each LHS program's webpage.

Short-term Technical Certificate

Coaching

The short-term certificate in Coaching is designed to provide the foundational knowledge that is essential for coaching any sport. Coaches help athletes master new skills, enjoy competing with others and develop self-esteem. The certificate includes topics in coaching and leadership, sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, behavior management, sport first aid, drugs in sport, and the games approach to coaching.

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Exercise Specialist

The Exercise Specialist certificate is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills in exercise science with the goal of being able to administer basic fitness assessments and health risk appraisals. Additionally, students acquire current information on exercise, nutrition and wellness and prepare to sit for and successfully pass a national certification exam. Students must pass all ENS courses with a grade of C or better.

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Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Degree Programs

Physical Education/Sport & Recreational Management - Associate of Arts

This program is designed for students seeking physical education or sport and recreation management careers and will fulfill the freshman and sophomore educational requirements at most four-year colleges or universities. The track in Physical Education prepares students for a career in sports pedagogy, the teaching of physical education pre-K through 12. Students complete the two-year degree and transfer, continuing with the requirements needed to obtain their teaching license. The track in Sport and Recreation Management provides two years of a solid foundation in sport related business. It also contains a Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes facility management, sport promotion, coaching and leadership along with many other respective components of the industry. Students are prepared to enter the profession or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standing before department approval is given for Practicum.

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Exercise Science - Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science is offered as a continuation of the Exercise Specialist certificate. This two-year degree gives students the opportunity to study in-depth principles and methods of fitness training and health promotion. Students have the opportunity to enter professional practice or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standings before department approval is given for Practicum.

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Program Accreditation Information
The Sinclair Community College’s Exercise Science associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756 727/210-2350.


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Fill out an online admissions application to get started or visit the New Student Enrollment website to find out more.

Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Exercise, Nutrition & Sports Sciences

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Dietetics/Nutritional Management, A.A.S.

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • The Ohio State University (Didactic Program)
  • University of Cincinnati (Dietetics Coordinated Program)
  • University of Dayton (Food & Nutrition)

Physical Education, Associate of Arts

Articulation agreements are in place for transfer to:

  • Wright State University, Health & Physical Education

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in the ENSS programs, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

View articulation agreements »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in the exercise, nutrition and sport sciences programs, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: