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Exercise Science Program

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Program Description

Exercise Science is a discipline focusing on the relationship between physical activity and physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Physical activity courses teach movement skills, enhance fitness, and engender a lifestyle consistent with optimal wellness.

Most Exercise Science career options require baccalaureate degrees and some may require graduate degrees. Some of the exciting fields open to physical educators include: athletic trainer, fitness specialist, physical therapist, health/fitness club manager, physical education instructor, coach, athletic administrator, recreation director, resort activities director, and sports journalist.

The Exercise Science Program also offers an ever increasing Athletics Program of Women's Soccer and Water Polo, as well as Men's Basketball and Volleyball. More athletic programs are planned for the near future! For more information visit

Program Goals and/or Outcomes

The Department of Health, Exercise Science and Nutrition offers an everincreasing variety of activity courses. Boasting facilities that include a 32-acre complex of fields for softball, soccer, sand volleyball, and tennis, the Department also offers classes in a state of the art three pool aquatic complex. The recent curricular addition of lower division theory courses now allows students to pursue the Transfer Studies degree in Exercise Science.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the five domains of health and how they impact quality of life
  • Design, develop and implement an effective personalized fitness program

Suggested Course Sequences

Associate of Science Degree: Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

The following suggested two-year course sequence is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at a transfer institution in an exercise science, health, or nutrition-related major. This degree is designed to accommodate the differing requirements of a wide variety of transfer institutions and major options. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, courses used to complete this degree should be selected with the assistance of a Miramar College counselor.
Year 1 - Fall Units

Health 101: Health and Lifestyle


Exercise Science 241B: Introduction to Kinesiology


Biology 107: General Biology Lecture and Laboratory


Elective* or General Education** see list below

Year 1 - Spring Units

Biology 230: Human Anatomy


Elective* or General Education** see list below 

Year 2 - Fall Units

Exercise Science 242B: Care and Prevention of Injuries


Nutrition 150: Nutrition


Biology 235: Human Physiology


Elective* or General Education** see list below 

Year 2 - Spring Units

Nutrition 155: Advanced Nutrition


Elective* or General Education** see list below 

Elective Courses witin the Degree Program* Units

Nutrition 153: Cultural Foods

Chemistry 100 and Chemistry 100 Lab 4

Nutrition 155: Advanced Nutrition - Requires Chemistry 100 and 100 Lab as prerequisite


Nutrition 170: Nutrition and Fitness

General Education**

In addition to the courses listed above, students must complete one of the general education options listed in the course catalog for a toal of at least 60 units. It is strongly recommended that students consult with a counselor to determine which general education option is most appropriate for their individual educational goals.


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