Health & Sports Sciences

Overview

Health & Sports Sciences

Welcome! Health and Sports Science is an exciting career path for those individuals with a passion for health and exercise. Students pursuing an Associate degree in Health and Sports Science will study human movement and how it applies to the way people exercise, play sports, and move their bodies in their everyday lives.

Students will study human movement through a variety of topics including health, exercise science, physical education, nutrition, exercise and health psychology, anatomy, physiology, motor behavior, and biomechanics.

Students will receive practical hands-on experiences in our on-site fitness center; however, due to the nature of the major, health and sport science classes often require additional experience through a variety of physical and recreational activities outside of the classroom. This allows students the opportunity to not only develop their overall health and well-being but to also feel comfortable and prepared to go out and actually do your work when you graduate or go on to pursue an advanced degree or national certification offered by the American College of Sports Medicine.

Department Overview

Rose State College offers an Associate of Science in Health and Sport Science as well as three embedded certificate programs. To suit your interests and career goals, you can choose between three options of study:  Personal Training, Exercise Fitness Management, and Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Programs:

Associate of Science degree, Health and Sports Science

            Options:

  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Fitness Management
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The Personal Training option prepares students to do one-on-one fitness programing. This option prepares students to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Training exam and/or to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the Associate in Science degree.

The Exercise/Fitness Management option provides students with the necessary foundation to transfer to a related baccalaureate degree program at a college or university. Students entering this field of study should be seeking a career in Health and Sports Sciences in a variety of environments such as corporate wellness, health/fitness clubs, education programs, and personal trainers.

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation option prepares students to transfer to a college or university baccalaureate program in a related field. This program will also help prepare the student for employment in a variety of areas including YMCA's, colleges and universities, recreational sports, aquatics, military programs and more.

Embedded Certificates:

  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Fitness Management
  • Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The 24-credit hour Personal Training certificate program prepares students who are interested in Health and Sport Sciences to transfer to four-year institution to pursue a major or minor in Health and Sport Sciences and/or work in physical therapy programs, personal training studios, wellness centers, fitness facilities, weight loss clinics, and sport strength and conditioning facilities.

The 20-credit hour Exercise Fitness Management certificate program prepares students who are interested in Health and Sport Sciences to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a major or minor in Health and Sport Sciences and/or work in hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation programs, worksite wellness programs, group fitness instruction, fitness facilities, sports programs, physical education, and weight loss clinics.

The 20-credit hour Health, Physical Education and Recreation certificate program prepares students who are interested in Health and Sport Sciences to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue a major or minor in Health and Sport Sciences and/or work in physical education, wellness centers, group fitness instruction, fitness facilities, sports programs, and child recreation programs.

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 Faculty

Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Professor, Social Sciences Division Social Sciences Division
(405) 733-7353
Kim Queri
Kim Queri
Professor Social Sciences Division
(405) 733-7398