Exercise Science EXSC.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

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.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply personal health concepts and be able to explain the significance of physical activity and health promotion and its importance to society.
  • Interpret and apply best practice and work within their scope of practice.
  • Analyze the principles of the biological aspects of movement and to be able to administer a wide variety of fitness evaluation assessments for exercise prescription.
  • Organize and develop a variety of fitness and health promotion programming.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Students will be prepared to take the American College of Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise and other NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies) accredited certification exams.

Additional Information

Click here to view the EXSC student information packet.

Program Retention Rates
Term Admitted Retention Next Term Retention Rate Graduated
Fall 2015: 45 36 80% Spring 2017: 20
Fall 2014: 20 14 70% Spring 2016: 9


Course Title Credits
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 2
ALH 1132 American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid 1
ALH 1110 Principles of Electrocardiography 3
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO 1222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
DIT 1111 Nutrition for Health & Fitness 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENS 1116 Introduction to Exercise Science & Health Promotion 3
ENS 1118 Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness 3
ENS 1214 Personal & Community Health Behavior 3
ENS 1212 Fundraising & Sport Budgeting 3
ENS 2316 Motor Development & Motor Learning 3
ENS 2317 Methods of Teaching Lab 1
ENS 2318 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3
ENS 2416 Certification Preparatory Course 3
ENS 2417 Methods of Teaching 3
ENS 2418 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations 3
ENS 2419 Health Promotion, Fitness & Sport Programming 3
ENS 2471 Exercise, Wellness & Sports Science Practicum 2
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2
MAT 1130 Allied Health Mathematics 3
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
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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, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763

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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.