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Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation, A.S.

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Students who complete an Associate's Degree in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation have received the basic knowledge necessary to continue their education in a Bachelor's Program or pursue employment in the Fitness industry.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following:  3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors) (3.0)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6.0)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3.0)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra     (5.0)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors)   
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries  (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (recommended for Business majors)  (3.0)  
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:   
  Biology 1 3
  Physical Science  3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 16 Credits
  EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science 3
Complete 13 credits from the following:  13
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4.0)  
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy (3.0)  
and ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory (1.0)  
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology (3.0)  
and ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory (1.0)  
  STAT 2040 Principles of Statistics (4.0)  
  EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine (3.0)  
  Any EXSC or PETE courses approved by department (maximum of 2 hours may be applied to graduation)  
Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Complete any 1000-level or higher  9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. (Departments may require a higher GPA.)
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
1-ZOOL 1090 strongly recommended

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 ot ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
Quantitative Literacy
MATH 1050 recommended (4) 4
Biology Distribution ZOOL 1090 recommended 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy (Core Elective) 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab (Core Elective) 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
CHEM 1110 Elem. Chemistry Health Sciences (Physical Science Distribution) 4
  Semester total: 14
Notes: Extra credit hours are acquired as students take the suggested Chemistry classes.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology (Core Elective) 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab (Core Elective) 1
  American Institutions 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Distribution (PSY 1010 recommended) 3
  General Elective 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
EXSC 270G Foundations of Exercise Science 3
  Third Science Distribution 3
  General Elective 5
EXSC 2500 or
STAT 2040
Sports Medicine or Principles of Statistics 4
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 60


Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation

The Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation department is in the College of Science. To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Exercise Science department, visit their website.

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