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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sports and Exercise Sciences - (A.S.)

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Program Advisor: Craig Clifton, 371-5299 (cbclifton@actx.edu) or contact Margie Vitale, 371-5184 (mevitale@actx.edu)

Associate in Science
Major Code - PHED.AS

  • Education - Coach/Teacher (Secondary)
  • Personal and Group Trainer

The Sports and Exercise Sciences (SES) curriculum provides basic courses for the first two years of a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Coaching/Teaching, Health Fitness Specialist and other related degrees required for employment in Education and in the Health and Fitness Industry.
It also provides courses for immediate entry into the workforce as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Trainer, Sports Official and other related professions. Students should choose the degree option that best meets their educational objectives. Students working towards a Bachelor’s degree should plan their program to match the specific requirements of the senior institution of choice. Programs differ significantly. Students must consult with the major advisor for course selection.

Program Requirements


General Education Requirements (42 Semester Hours)

Major Options (18 Semester Hours)

Students should select one of the following options:

Education-Coach/Teacher (Secondary) Option (18 Semester Hours)

The Secondary Coach/Teacher curriculum is primarily for students who are seeking to coach and teach in grades 8-12. This option fulfills the first two years of a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor’s degree.

Recommended Courses (12 Semester Hours)

Students will be advised based on the university to which they plan to transfer. Possible options include:

Personal & Group Trainer Option (18 Semester Hours)

This option is designed to prepare students to become personal trainers and group trainers. Upon completion, students will be prepared for employment as a personal trainer and group trainer. Certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) are optional.

Activity Courses

Complete any 3 activity courses from PHED 1102-2128.

Total (60 Semester Hours)

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