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EXERCISE SCIENCE DEGREE (sac.exer.aa)

The program at Santa Ana College is designed to acquaint the student with all aspects of health and wellness. In addition to exercise, the student is introduced to classes that support an active mind and body. Curriculum content may include nutrition, health awareness, sports medicine, kinesiology and physiology as they relate to exercise. The following classes can lead to obtaining a degree in the areas of exercise science, sports medicine-athletic trainer, physical therapy, kinesiology, coaching or sport/fitness related vocations.

Transfer Plan

Courses required to complete an associate degree at Santa Ana College in Exercise Science may not fulfill courses required by four-year universities to complete a baccalaureate degree. The Exercise Science Department at Santa Ana College recommends that students interested in transferring to a four-year institution consult with a counselor prior to beginning their courses of study.

  • Required Core Courses 17.5 Units
  • Performance Courses 5 Units
  • Elective Courses 6 Units

Total 28.5 Units

Required Core Course Units (17.5 Units)

E.S. Health Education 101, Healthful Living 3 units
E.S. Health Education 104, Nutrition & Fitness 2 units
E.S. Health Education 105, First Aid & Personal Safety 1.5units
E.S. Health Education 107, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 units
E.S. Sports Medicine 101, Introduction to Sports Medicine 3units
E.S. Sports Medicine 150, Athletic Training Internship 2 units

ONE of the following: 4 units

Biology 239, General Human Anatomy

— OR —

Biology 249, Human Physiology

Performance Courses (5 Units)

Must include at least 1 (one) unit from each of the following areas, for a total of 5 (five) units: Activities, Aerobic Fitness, Aquatics, and Fitness. For a complete description of Exercise Science performance courses refer to Santa Ana College Catalog.

Elective Courses (6 Units)

E.S. Professional 122, Sports Officiating - Spring & Summer Sports 2 units
E.S. Professional 125, Sports Psychology 3 units
E.S. Professional 140, Movement Education for Elementary School Children 3 units
E.S. Professional 150, Sport and Society 3 units
E.S. Professional 160, Management of Physical Education and Sport 3 units


 

EXERCISE SCIENCE COACHING CERTIFICATE (sac.exerc.cert)

A series of classes that will help give students a more complete understanding in all aspects in the field of coaching.

Course Units

E.S. Health Education 101, Healthful Living 3 units
E.S. Health Education 105, First Aid & Personal Safety 1.5 units
E.S. Health Education 107, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 units
E.S. Professional 121, Sports Officiating - Fall Sports 2 units

— OR —

E.S. Professional 122, Sports Officiating - Spring & Summer Sports 2 units
E.S. Professional 125, Sports Psychology 3 units
E.S. Sports Medicine 101*, Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 units

— AND —

E.S. Sports Medicine 150*, Athletic Training Internship 2 units
Choose 1 unit of sport activity classes 1unit
*E.S. Sports Medicine 101 & 150 must be taken together.

Total 17.5


 

EXERCISE SCIENCE FITNESS CERTIFICATE (sac.exerf.cert)

A series of classes that will help give students a more complete understanding in all aspects in the field of fitness.

Course Units

E.S. Health Education 101, Healthful Living 3 units
E.S. Health Education 104, Nutrition & Fitness 2 units
E.S. Health Education 105, First Aid & Personal Safety 1.5 units
E.S. Health Education 107, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 units
E.S. Fitness 100, Personal Fitness Evaluation 0.5 units
E.S. Fitness 109, Circuit Training 0.5 units
E.S. Fitness 119, Strength Lab 0.5 units

Choose 6 units from the following classes:

E.S. Aerobic Fitness 140, Walking/Jogging for Fitness 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 146, Stability Ball Training for Fitness 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 150, Stretch, Flex & Tone 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 155, Aerobics 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 156, Cardio Boxing 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 157, Cardio Pump 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 158, Step Aerobics 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Aerobic Fitness 160, Aqua Aerobics 0.5 or 1 unit
E.S. Activities 170, Yoga 0.5 or 1 unit

Total 16


 

EXERCISE SCIENCE OFFICIATING CERTIFICATE (sac.exero.cert)

A series of classes that will help give students a more complete understanding in all aspects in the field of officiating.

Course Units

E.S. Professional 121, Sports Officiating - Fall Sports

— OR —

E.S. Professional 122, Sports Officiating - Spring & Summer Sports 2 units

— OR —

E.S. Professional 123 Officiating Football Rule and Mechanics 2 units
E.S. Professional 125, Sports Psychology 3 units
E.S. Sports Medicine 101*, Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 units

— AND —

E.S. Sports Medicine 150*, Athletic Training Internship 2 units
E.S. Health Education 105, First Aid & Personal Safety 1.5 units
E.S. Health Education 107, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 units

Choose 4 units from the following classes:

E.S. Activities 202, Basketball-Off Season 1 unit
E.S. Activities 211, Baseball-Off Season 1unit
E.S. Activities 220, Basketball-Activity 0.5 or 1 units
E.S. Activities 260, Soccer-Activity 0.5 or 1 units
E.S. Activities 271, Softball-Off Season 1 unit
E.S. Activities 290, Volleyball-Activity 0.5 or 1 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 201, Baseball-Intercollegiate Men 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 202, Basketball-Intercollegiate Men 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 204, Football-Men 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 211, Softball-Women 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 212, Basketball-Intercollegiate Women 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 213, Volleyball-Intercollegiate Women 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 216, Soccer-Intercollegiate Men 3 units
E.S. Intercollegiate Athletics 220, Soccer-Intercollegiate Women 3 units
*E.S. Sports Medicine 101 & 150 must be taken together.

Total 17.5


 

EXERCISE SCIENCE SPORTS MEDICINE CERTIFICATE (sac.exerm.cert)

A series of classes that will help give students a more complete understanding in all aspects in the field of sports medicine.

Course Units

E.S. Health Education 101, Healthful Living 3 units
E.S. Health Education 104, Nutrition & Fitness 2 units
E.S. Health Education 105, First Aid & Personal Safety 1.5 units
E.S. Health Education 107, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 units
E.S. Sports Medicine 101*, Introduction to Sports Medicine 3 units

— AND —

E.S. Sports Medicine 150*, Athletic Training Internship 2 units
E.S. Professional 125, Sports Psychology 3 units

*E.S. Sports Medicine 101 & 150 must be taken together.

Total 16.5