Exercise Science

Are you considering a career in Exercise Science? At Hesston College you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an associate of arts degree, a degree program that ensures ease of transfer into the four-year college or university exercise science program of your choice. The associate of arts degree is designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper-level courses.

In addition, you will complete a range of liberal arts courses that provides a broadly based educational foundation. The liberal arts courses are similar to and meet most introductory general education courses at four-year institutions. After two years, you will have completed at least 60 college credit hours to earn the associate of arts degree.

Why Study Exercise Science?

Exercise science is the study of human movement as related to exercise and physical activity from an applied, primarily life science perspective. It is dedicated to promoting and integrating scientific research and education on the effects and benefits of exercise, and to the delivery of physical-activity programs that prevent disease, facilitate rehabilitation, promote health and enhance human performance.

Exercise science provides a strong foundation for multiple career options. With the current trend towards wellness, careers following the Exercise Science path continue to grow.

The exercise science program at Hesston College offers an associate of arts degree and a transfer program for students interested in pursuing the following career areas:

  • exercise science
  • exercise physiology
  • kinesiology
  • physical education
  • health promotion
  • health education
  • athletic training
  • sports medicine
  • health and wellness administration
  • corporate fitness
  • hospital wellness
  • leisure
  • recreation therapy
  • aerobics instruction
  • strength training and conditioning
  • coaching

What courses will I take?

With a major in exercise science, you will take the following core courses: Introduction to Exercise Science, Personal and Community Health, Personal Training and Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries along with coureses in chemistry, biology and mathematics.

But that’s not all. Our small classes and intensive, personalized instruction will help you excel in the critical foundation courses for your major. At Hesston, there are no teaching assistants, only instructors who devote all of their time and energy to first- and second-year students. Our small class size also means that you will find your instructors available to work with you individually outside of class time.

Exercise Science plan of study

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college located in south central Kansas. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, classes are generally small. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.

But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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