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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Exercise Science and Wellness, Associate of Applied Science


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS) 

This program of study is designed for students who are seeking a high-level education as a personal trainer and/or who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Health & Wellness. The program combines a broad foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with technical courses in the emerging and expanding field of Exercise Science.

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Graduates of the program will be encouraged to sit for exams to earn nationally recognized certifications as personal trainers (CPT) and/or group exercise instructors (i.e. ACSM, AFAA, NSCA), providing a beginning credential for those who choose to seek gainful employment as Personal Trainers or Fitness Instructors at local health clubs and fitness centers.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations

 

Career and Educational Opportunities

This degree articulates well with baccalaureate programs in exercise science at New Mexico Highlands University and Eastern New Mexico University.

This educational option leads to employment as Personal Trainers or Fitness Instructors at local health clubs and fitness centers.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science and Wellness 65-66 credit hours


*  MATH 1310 - Intermediate Algebra  recommended for transfer preparation

* * PSY 1105 - Introduction to Psychology  recommended

* * * FITT 1593 - Hatha Yoga I  recommended if planning to take FITT 2020 in Term 3

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