Program Details

Career Program

Exercise Science - Arts and Sciences Transfer Recommendation

Program Information:

Associate of Arts

Faculty Advisor: Sharon Brunner · Phone: 410-386-8142 · Email:

This transfer pattern of courses provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully design safe and effective exercise programs for apparently healthy and low to moderate risk individuals. Students who complete the recommended pattern of courses will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution’s Exercise Science or Kinesiology program. Because institutions vary in their requirements, students who know where they are transferring should check that institution’s specific requirements for Exercise Science or related major programs of study.

Upon completion of the Associate of Arts, Arts and Sciences - Exercise Science transfer track with the recommended courses indicated below, students will be eligible to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer examination.

Recommended Program Electives (any 29 elective credits required for graduation)
 BIOL-210  Human Anatomy and Physiology 1  4 credits
 BIOL-211  Human Anatomy and Physiology 2  4 credits
 BIOL-220  Nutrition  3 credits
 HES-100  Emergency Care - First Aid, Safety, and CPR  3 credits
 HES-105  Introduction to Exercise Science  3 credits
 HES-120  Health and Exercise Science Field
 1 credit
 HIT-111  Medical Terminology  3 credits
 HLTH-210  Nutrition and Weight Management  3 credits
 PHED-101  Lifetime Fitness and Wellness  3 credits
 PHED Activity  Select three of the following:
 PHED-103 Aerobic Fitness
 PHED-107 Yoga
 PHED-109 Strength Training
 PHED-117 Conditioning/Toning
and/or PHED-122 Core Strength Training
 3 credits
   Refer to ARTSYS and the receiving institution's
 catalog to select transferable courses
General Education Requirements 
 Arts and Humanities  6 credits
 Biological and Physical Sciences 
 (BIOL-101, Fundamentals of Biology 1, recommended)
 4 credits
 Biological and Physical Sciences 
 (CHEM-105, Principles of General Chemistry, recommended)
 3 - 4 credits
 Emerging Issues 
 (HLTH-101, The Science and Theory of Health and
, recommended)
 3 credits
 English Composition and Literature  6 credits
 (MATH-115, Introduction to Statistical Methods,
 recommended; see transfer institution’s recommendation)
 3 - 5 credits
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 
 (PSYC-101 General Psychology, recommended)
 3 credits
 Social and Behavioral Sciences 
 (SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology, recommended)
 3 credits
 Total Credits   60

Diversity/ World View requirement is met (ENGL-102).

The Carroll diploma will specify the degree conferred (i.e. Associate of Arts). Students may take 29 credits from any subject to fulfill Carroll graduation requirements and work toward transfer-college course requirements. Arts and Sciences recommendation program titles (i.e. Exercise Science) will not appear on the Carroll transcript or diploma.

Bookmark, Share, or Email this page Get Help