The Exercise Science option provides a comprehensive exposure to courses, which are basic to understanding and applying the science of exercise and its effect on the human condition. It provides the opportunity for transfer to a Baccalaureate degree program or for employment in the exercise industry. Additionally, the program provides preparation for National Certification Examinations such as those offered by the American Council on Exercise.
The Sports Management option is designed for students seeking a career in the sports field and who have not yet decided on an area of concentration or expertise in that field. This option provides a platform for transfer to four-year institutions for further study. The Sports Management option provides a combination of business, liberal arts and sports management courses, which include contemporary and current information and communication skills necessary in today’s sports industry.
The Athletic Training option is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) institute to complete a bachelor’s degree and subsequently a master’s degree in the field of athletic training. The two-year option encompasses theory and skill based practices including clinical experience through observation with Certified Athletic Trainers in clinical, game and/or practice settings. The option emphasizes the six domains of Athletic Training including prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate care, treatment rehabilitation and reconditioning, organization and administration and professional responsibility.
The Health Science option is a study of health care practices for the individual who pursues another track in the healthcare industry other than clinical based careers. Candidates explore business, law, cross cultural health care, health care literacy, and medical terminology. Upon completion of this course of education a community health capstone course enables the student to tie all of the important aspects of the major together. This is a transfer program. Students are encouraged to seek further education by exploring continued graduate studies.
The certificate program in Exercise Science will provide students with the knowledge and expertise to develop and manage fitness programs, as personal trainers and work in fitness related businesses. Students will demonstrate effective techniques in assessing clients’ fitness levels, design and instruct fitness programs and evaluate progress and goal achievement.
The COA in Sports Management offers students the opportunity to acquire professional business skills, understand the scope of Sports Management and the job opportunities available.
Areas such as Sports Agency, Sport Law, Facility and Event Management, Personal Training as well as Sports Marketing and International Sports are explored. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have experienced networking and job interviewing skills through internships.
The Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Sports Merchandising is designed for students seeking either (1) an entry level position in the sports merchandising field, or (2) an added sports merchandising credential to an existing degree or skills-set. This COA provides a solid core of specific sports merchandising coursework.