Exercise Science

Exercise science students training Sheridan College

Exercise Science

  • Exercise Science

Sheridan College
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Degree Options: AS 

Exercise Science is a continually evolving field of study. Professionals in this health discipline are committed to researching the acute and chronic adaptations the human body experiences from participating in exercise, physical activity, and sports. NWCCD’s Associate of Science in Exercise Science degree program provides a solid foundation for any student interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, strength and conditioning, fitness, sports nutrition, exercise and sport psychology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. This program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

With increased awareness of sports-related injuries and prevention in virtually every sport — youth league to the professional ranks — demand is high for Exercise Science graduates. Jobs and careers are not limited to sports, however, as Exercise Science graduates are working in a variety of industries and settings across the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts 5,400 new jobs will be added to the field of Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists from 2012-2022, an increase of 19%.


Careers and Opportunities

From hospitals to universities, sports programs to outpatient clinics, Exercise Science graduates find work in numerous places. NWCCD’s Exercise Science program will prepare you to transfer to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a related field or find employment with your newly developed skills. A degree in Exercise Science may lead you to a related job like:


  • Personal trainer
  • Athletic trainer
  • Physical therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • EMT and paramedic
  • Recreational therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Sports coach


Sheridan College’s faculty are well-versed in the latest research and discoveries related to Exercise Science. You will learn from the best.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree program in Exercise Science at Sheridan College blends theory and hands-on learning. You will learn from passionate and dedicated faculty in the Health and Human Performance department who have a level of enthusiasm about their filed that is unmatched. Instructors are well-versed in the latest research and discoveries related to Exercise Science. In addition, the curriculum for the Exercise Science degree is grounded in the principles of several nationally accredited organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Council on Strength and Fitness. As a student, you will be exposed to multiple perspectives, helping you enhance your critical thinking skills and knowledge.


NWCCD has industry-leading technology for you to access, including a metabolic cart, bone sonometer, Monark ergometer, skinfold calipers, and several other pieces of equipment necessary to understand assessment protocols and techniques in Exercise Science. Your courses will include Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Personal Trainer Education, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Methods of Training and Conditioning, and an internship in Health and Human Performance. Students who successfully pass a nationally accredited personal training program can work as certified personal trainers in the Sheridan College Fitness Center.


NWCCD Exercise Science graduates enter an exciting and evolving field, filled with opportunities to explore a variety of careers and disciplines


Faculty and Community

In NWCCD’s Exercise Science program, we take a holistic approach to instruction. We believe in being architects of opportunity for our students. We work hard to help you secure internships and service-learning opportunities to enhance your education and refine your skill set.


Our dedicated faculty at Sheridan College will make sure you understand the principles of Exercise Science, preparing you to easily transfer into four-year programs. NWCCD partners with universities to provide a variety of transfer options. NWCCD also works closely with locally and regionally health and human performance organizations to provide internship, service-learning and research opportunities for you as a student. This program articulates with the University of Wyoming.


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Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070