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Exercise Science Degree

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. Northern Wyoming Community College District’s (NWCCD) 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, physical education teaching, strength and conditioning, fitness, sports nutrition, exercise and sport psychology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics.

Our Exercise Science degree at NWCCD blends theory and hands-on learning. You will learn from passionate and dedicated faculty who have a level of enthusiasm about their field that is unmatched.

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, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Methods of Training and Conditioning, and an internship in Health and Human Performance.

Why NWCCD?

  • Learn from expert faculty are well-versed in the latest research and discoveries related to Exercise Science.
  • Our Exercise Science degree courses are grounded in the principles of several nationally accredited organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Council on Strength and Fitness.
Location

Available at Sheridan College
and Online.

The Exercise Science program helped me understand the links between fitness, exercise, diet and health. It also gave me the ability to relate research back to the human body and its movements. This is a very versatile degree that gives you a strong background for a variety of jobs, fitness related careers, certifications, and preparation into a graduate degree program.

Eric T. – Exercise Science graduate

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 Statistics predicts 6,300 new jobs will be added to the field of Athletic Trainers and Exercise Physiologists from 2016-2026, an increase of 23%.

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 NWCCD 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. We also work closely with local and regional health and human performance organizations to provide internship, and service-learning opportunities for students. This program articulates with the University of Wyoming, Black Hills State University, and Montana State University-Billings.

Articulation Perfection

Our Exercise Science degree blends perfectly with the University of Wyoming physical education teaching degree.

Careers and Opportunities

From hospitals to universities, sports programs to outpatient clinics, Exercise Science graduates find work in numerous places. NWCCD’s Exercise Science degree will prepare you to transfer to pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’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
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Education Teaching
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • EMT and Paramedic
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Psychology