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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 MiramarJets.com.

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

3

Exercise Science 241B: Introduction to Kinesiology

3

Biology 107: General Biology Lecture and Laboratory

4

Elective* or General Education** see list below

4-6
Year 1 - Spring Units

Biology 230: Human Anatomy

4

Elective* or General Education** see list below 

12
Year 2 - Fall Units

Exercise Science 242B: Care and Prevention of Injuries

3

Nutrition 150: Nutrition

3

Biology 235: Human Physiology

4

Elective* or General Education** see list below 

3-6
Year 2 - Spring Units

Nutrition 155: Advanced Nutrition

3

Elective* or General Education** see list below 

9-12
Elective Courses witin the Degree Program* Units

Nutrition 153: Cultural Foods

3
Chemistry 100 and Chemistry 100 Lab 4

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

3

Nutrition 170: Nutrition and Fitness

3
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.

Certificate of Achievement: Personal Training

The Personal Training Cerrificate of Achievement coursework can be completed in a single academic year. The following suggested one-year course sequence prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of health and fitness and provides the necessary knowledge and skills needed to go on to earn a nationally accredited personal trainer certification.

Year 1 - Fall Units

Exercise Science 242B: Care and Prevention of Injuries

3

Exercise Science 282: Techniques of Weight Training

2

Exercise Science 285: Exercise for Special Populations

2

Exercise Science 286: Techniques for Exercise Leadership

2
Year 1 - Spring Units

Exercise Science 280: Applied Exercise Physiology

2

Exercise Science 281: Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology

2
Exercise Science 283: Exercise and Fitness Assessment 2
Exercise Science 284: Fitness and Sports Nutrition 2
Exercise Science 288: Internship Lecture (1 unit) AND Exercise Science 270: Work Experience (1-4 units) 2-5

 

 

Associate Degree for Transfer: Nutrition

Nutrition is the study of how foods, nutrients, and components in foods influence health, wellness and disease. Nutrition courses teach the basic functions of nutrients, nutrient metabolism and nutrient utilization. Students learn about the food and nutritional needs of individuals across the lifespan and at various physical activity levels, explore foods and nutritional needs of different cultures, apply current research to develop nutrition interventions in human populations, and learn the fundamentals of meal planning for special populations. 

The Nutrition program is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Science, or a related major. 

Program Goals and/or Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the students will be able to

Evaluate the nutritional adequacy of food intake and diet

Apply research methods to investigate topics in nutrition

Discern between reliable and unreliable nutrition information and sources

Assess and develop basic meal plans for the promotion of health

Calculate energy needs based on basal metabolism and physical activity levels

Identify cultural food and nutritional considerations for different populations

Year 1 - Fall Units

Nutrition 150: Nutrition

3

Biology 205: General Microbiology

5

Psychology 101: General Psychology

3

Electives or General Education 

4-6
Year 1 - Spring Units

Nutrition 153: Cultural Foods

3

Biology 230: Human Anatomy

4
Electives or General Education   6-10

Year 2 - Fall

Units

Nutrition 155: Advanced Nutrition

3
Chemistry 200: General Chemistry I - lecture 3ec
Chemistry 200L: General Chemistry I - Lab 2
Electives or General Education 4-9
Year 2 - Spring Units
Nutrition 170: Nutrition and Fitness (recommended)  3
Psychology 258: Behavioral Sciences Statistics 3
Health 101: Health and Lifestyle (recommended)  3
Electives or General Education 3-14
Suggested Electives: 
Biology 107: General Biology lecture and lab 4
Biology 235: Human Physiology 4
Cheminstry 130: Introduction to Organic Biological Chemistry lecture nd lab 4
Chemistry 152: General Chemistry II lecture and lab 4
Chemistry 231: Organic Chemistry lecture and lab 5
Exercise Science 241B: Introduction to Kinesiology 3
Math 116: College and Matrix Algebra 3

Sociology 101: Principles of Sociology

3

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