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Exercise and Sport Science, AS


The Exercise and Sport Science Program offers an Associate of Science degree designed to facilitate the development of each student into an ethical, competent, entry-level Exercise Specialist. The program emphasizes a general health, fitness, and nutrition knowledge base, in conjunction with professional behaviors and technical skills required for this career.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.  Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Construct health- and fitness-related assessments and decipher those results to develop appropriate exercise prescription for all ability levels
  • Investigate health and fitness components to indoctrinate individuals regarding exercise sessions
  • Correlate between exerciser physiological adaptations and psychological factors of fitness and exercise programs
  • Interpret biomechanical principles and their relationship to optimal movement for sport and exercise
  • Analyze and evaluate real-world experiences through the appropriate legal, professional, and ethical means of care to patients, clients, and athletes
  • Identify and execute specific safety protocols to use in diverse situations
  • Develop communication strategies and styles that are appropriate for different facilities and subjects
Prerequisites for Major Courses

At a minimum, students must successfully complete the following two general education courses before beginning major coursework. A “C” or greater must be awarded in both for continuance into the core curriculum.

  •     Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  •     Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Health & Performance Assessment*
  • Nutrition and Weight Management*
  • Principles of Health and Fitness* OR Integrate Fitness Programming*
  • Introduction to Kinesiology*
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Externship I
  • Externship II

*Students must successfully pass this class with a minimum of a 2.0, or “C”.

  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Administration
  • Exercise Leadership I

Note: All general education courses should be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.