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Exercise Science AOC

A healthy body - A healthy mind - A brighter future
The Exercise Science Area of Concentration is designed for those interested in the world of personal training, athletic training, and exercise science. In a rapidly growing industry this program is designed to help lay the foundational knowledge needed before transferring to a four-year institution.
Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Health
Location: Gymnasium (G) 164
What will you learn?
  • Learn about human anatomy physiology and function and how it relates to human performance.
  • Learn about potential professions in the field of exercise science.
  • Explore current health and wellness trends.
  • Develop the dispositions required of someone in an exercise science career.
  • Explore nutrition and exercises relation to health and performance across the lifespan.
  • Learn about training concepts and principles.
What will you do?
  • Evaluate your personal health and create a fitness plan.
  • Analyze and examine the bodies various systems and how proper exercise and nutrition impacts human health.
  • Perform high quality CPR.
  • Explore energetics and explain the various energy systems in the body
  • Analyze how the heart and lungs adapt to cardio-respiratory exercise

Program Details

The Exercise Science Area of Concentration is built to introduce and reinforce important concepts in the realm of exercise science. You will delve deep into human anatomy and function in relation to performance and perpetration. You will be engaged in multiple learning activities to develop the knowledge base necessary to excel in this field. You will also explore job opportunities within the field.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Analyze and evaluate current health and wellness trends.
  • Identify, recognize, explain, evaluate and analyze the 5 Health Related Fitness Components, the Seven Dimensions of Wellness, Weight Management, and Nutrition.
  • Analyze and solve mathematical problems.
  • Perform First Aid and CPR
  • Discuss, examine, and analyze basic human biology, anatomy and performance.
Learning Outcomes
  • Summarize and analyze current issues in health and wellness.
  • Research a topic, create a presentation, and present the topic to the class.
  • Create a personal fitness program.
  • Create a personal fitness program based off of a case study.
  • Evaluate personal fitness levels and analyze personal health with a fitness report.
  • Analyze and calculate equations from a case study and prescribe a written analysis of their findings.
  • Analyze and calculate a budget.
  • Use data to create a statistical analysis
  • Become certified in both first aid and CPR.
  • Generate a workout that indicates what muscles groups are working, why they would benefit from the workout, and explain the importance of technique.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of exercise science.

Tommie Reams
Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education


A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., (Physical Education), Ball State University
M.A., (Administration), Frostburg State University

Mason Heyne
Assistant Athletic Director of Student Success and Development


BA, Rider University
MS, California University of Pennsylvania

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