Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Program Detail

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Department Phone

480-461-7551

This program is part of the Exercise Science Department.

Exercise Science involves studying human movement, designing strength training programs, creating health behavior change strategies, learning about the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, teaching physical education classes, understanding health promotion and disease prevention, teaching group fitness classes, and more.

The Exercise Science program at MCC offers a diverse lineup of courses and multiple career options to suit your particular interests and goals.

Coursework Overview

The Exercise Science program includes the following areas of study:

Kinesiology
The study of human movement, the pre-professional program for careers in physical therapy, chiropractic, physician assistant, medical school, and more.

Exercise & Wellness (Exercise & Wellness concentration)
Prepares students in exercise and physical activity leadership; careers include worksite, corporate, spa fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, sports medicine clinics, and more.

Exercise & Wellness (Health Promotion concentration)
Prepares students in health behavior change strategies, health/wellness promotion, disease prevention and management; careers include government health departments and agencies, health coaching, nonprofit disease prevention agencies, and private healthcare organizations.

Athletic Training
Prepares students in the field of athletic injury prevention and treatment; for a career as an athletic trainer.

Physical Education in Secondary Education
Prepares future teachers to deliver quality K-12 physical education programs; for a career as a physical education teacher.

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Group Fitness Instructor Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Personal Training Specialist Course Sequence

Transfer to a University

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Associate in Science Northern Arizona University Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness (Exercise & Wellness concentration)
Associate in Arts Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness (Health Promotion concentration)
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science
Associate in Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Meet with an Advisor

Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with our department academic advisor, Anita Dusek. Schedule an appointment by email at dusek@mesacc.edu or by phone at 480-461-7551. Together you’ll lay out a program or career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success, so don’t skip it, okay?