Oct 28, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Exercise Science and Wellness, Associate of Applied Science


School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)   

Description

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.

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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Term 2


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

Fitness Elective Courses