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Physical Education - Exercise Science
Associate in Arts


The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Exercise Science is designed for students wanting to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. The educational plan is well suited for students preparing for a career in exercise science.

There are many career opportunities available to four year degree graduates. Graduates in the exercise sciences focus upon the prevention and care of athletic injuries, and cardiopulmonary conditioning for all age groups. These graduates often find work as exercise leaders, personal fitness trainers and fitness program directors in a variety of settings.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-2014 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
PSYC& 100 Genral Psychology (SS) 5
PE 229 Personal Fitness (HF) OR
HLTH 145 Safety & Fitness 3
  Total Credits 18

Winter Quarter, First Year

CHEM& 121 Intro to Chemistry (S) 5
ENGL& 102 Composition II (C) 5
NUTR& 101 Nutrition (S)


P E 150/152/153 Yoga/Pilates/Tai Chi (HF) 1
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 170 Human Biology (S) 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
P E 125/140/142 Free Weights/Boot Camp Basics/Cardio Combo (HF) 1
SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication (H) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 (S) 5
HLTH 140 Exercise & Nutrition (HF) 3
SOC& 101 Intro to Sociology (SS) 5
  Total Credits 13

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 (S) 5
HLTH 130 Health & Wellness (HF) 3
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 13

Spring Quarter, Second Year

CHEM& 131 Intro to Organic/Biochem (S) 5
HLTH 154 First Aid/CPR 1
PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology (SS) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

Updated 2014