Dec 08, 2023
PROGRAM CODE: 22486
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Christine Fey
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Exercise Science/Personal Training degree program requirements, graduates will:
- demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
- articulate knowledge of the structure and function of the human body at rest and during exercise
- demonstrate core principles in Exercise Science including fitness assessment and program design, strength and flexibility, and concepts of life-long wellness
- perform fitness assessment protocols for measuring body composition, muscular strength and endurance, range of motion, and cardiorespiratory fitness
- design safe and effective person exercise plan that meets individualized goals
- demonstrate appreciation for various forms of physical activity through exposure to a wide variety of physical fitness activities
- explain basic concepts of nutrition and energy balance to improve or maintain healthy body composition across the lifespan
- identify scholarly research articles and professional sources of information pertinent to the field of Exercise Science
- describe professional responsibilities of various career paths available in Exercise Science
- explain the role and mission that professional organizations play in advancing and promoting Exercise Science
- describe educational, licensing, and certification requirements for various career paths in Exercise Science
- identify appropriate baccalaureate programs that suit their particular area of interest within Exercise Science or related field
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
One (1) Civic Engagement experience satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component course or approved outside activity.
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 19 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the course shown.)
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Courses
This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Major Requirements (8 Courses, 27 Credits):
Select five (5) courses from among the following three (3) groups, with no more than two (2) courses from any group:
1 credit sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits. Recommended: A Student Development course or Integrative Seminar course as part of a Learning Community