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Exercise Science
Students

Donna Riley
Program Chair*

Contact for Department:
donna.riley@gcccd.edu
phone: (619) 660-4504

 
FACULTY

Exercise Science

 

Exercise Science A.S. Degree

This degree program is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers including education, physical therapy, coaching, personal training and other allied health professions by providing classes oriented toward fitness, wellness and health promotion throughout the lifespan. The major also provides preparation for transfer to a variety of public and private four-year colleges in and out of state in physical education, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition or athletic training, as well as teacher credentialing programs.

Kinesiology A.S. Degree for
Transfer to CSU

This degree program (program will be offered starting Fall 2014) is also designed to prepare students for a variety of careers including education, physical therapy, coaching, personal training and other allied health professions by providing classes oriented toward fitness, wellness and health promotion throughout the lifespan. Completion of this degree with appropriate GPA guarantees transfer to a California State University offering degrees in physical education, exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition or athletic training, as well as teacher credentialing programs.

Career Opportunities
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Athletics Coach
  • Athletics Trainer *
  • Cardiovascular Rehabilitation *
  • College Professor *
  • Elementary School Teacher *
  • Exercise Physiologist *
  • Health Club Manager *
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist/ Assistant *
  • Registered Dietician *
  • Secondary School Teacher *
  • Teaching *

* Bachelor Degree or higher required

 

Certificate in Recreational Leadership – School-Based Programs

This certificate offers specific training for entry-level positions or for advancement in child care and outdoor programs for children and families. It is designed to demonstrate an area of expertise that may be used to attain employment in areas of school-based recreation and fitness programs.

Career Opportunities

Students may find positions in an elementary or middle school, YMCA, recreation center, day or residential camp, or after school day care program. This is a great “stepping-stone” training for those who want to major in exercise science, recreation, elementary education or child development. Provides students with the expertise to enter the entry-level job market with knowledge of sound principles of fitness and developmentally appropriate recreation.

 

 

Revised  June 18, 2014
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