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2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Exercise Science, Health & Fitness Studies Option, AS

Location(s): Scottsbluff

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The Associate of Science degree in exercise science offers students two options: physical education and health and fitness studies. Students who choose the physical education option will earn credits to transfer to a four-year school to become a physical education teacher. Students who choose the health and fitness studies option may complete coursework and seek employment or transfer to another institution for further study. This program is for students who are interested in the health fitness industry.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Summarize major factors in the evolution of the field of exercise science from its inception to its present position in exercise-related careers, based on historical and technological changes.
  • Develop physical fitness/health assessment and maintenance programs.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the sciences applied to human function and exercise.
  • Demonstrate leadership and interpersonal communication skills relevant to the improvement of human performance.
  • Prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution in the fields of exercise science and physical education.


  • Substitutions must have the permission of the faculty advisor, the chair of the Social Science and Human Performance Division, the Dean of Instruction, and the Registrar. Please see the division chair for the appropriate form for substitution.
  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty advisor and transfer advisor early in their WNCC career to determine an appropriate curriculum.

Health & Fitness Studies Option

AS.1313F (60 credits)

Program Requirements

AS General Education Core: 33 Credits

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* A total of 15-16 combined math/science credits are the minimum requirement for an AS degree. This must include a minimum of three (3) credits of math and four (4) credits of science from BIOS, CHEM, or PHYS options.

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by other core courses. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Total AS Requirements: 60-61 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total AS Credits: 60

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