Health, Recreation & Fitness :: Associate of Arts - <br />Physical Education: Exercise Science

Health, Recreation & Fitness

Associate of Arts -
Physical Education: Exercise Science

Focused Area Advisor: Stephanie Govea, 208.732.6251 or sgovea@csi.edu

Major Advisor: Jamie Tigue, 208.732.6479 or jtigue@csi.edu

TRANSFER

Students completing an Associate of Arts degree in Physical Education: Exercise Science are prepared to transfer to a Bachelor degree program offered at Idaho's four-year colleges. The Exerciese Science degree provides excellent preparation for professional and graduate schools. Most positions sought by students in the scientific and medical professions will require some type of advanced degree.

DEGREE TYPES

The program offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, which requires a minimum of four semesters.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Exercise Science concentration is designed for students who are interested in careers in athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness management, personal training, physical and occupational therapy, and research.

CAREERS

Career opportunities for graduates in exercise science are good. Career opportunities include corporate fitness, fitness leadership, wellness director, sports medicine, health and fitness educator, sports nutritionist, personal trainer, physical/occupational therapist, researcher, and strength and conditioning coach.

  • The exercise science degree provides excellent preparation for professional and graduate schools. Most positions sought by students in the scientific and medical professions will require some type of advanced degree. Many graduates go on to chiropractic, physical therapy, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, and osteopathic medicine programs in addition to medical, dental, optometry, pharmacy schools. Graduates also seek advanced degrees in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related fields.
  • Starting salaries at the bachelor's or master's degree range from $25,000 to $50,000, depending on employment and location. Starting salaries with a Ph.D. range from $35,000 to $70,000. The benefits received in an exercise science career may include paid vacation, health insurance, and pension plan.

Physical Education: Athletic Training Semester Plan