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Exercise and Sports Science Liberal Arts Area of Interest

A career in Exercise or Sports Science aims to improve lifestyles by focusing on prevention and helping to change individual behavior and thought-processes. Options include working with individuals directly or through school and workplace programs.

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Exercise or Sports Science you should consider taking courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue:

  • Wellness coordinator
  • Physical education teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Recreational specialist
  • Athletic trainer

Find employment in the following sectors:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Fitness facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Business
  • Education

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

Wellness Focused Courses
BIO-151 Nutrition O E 3 $603.00
BIO-269 Foodology 3 $603.00
PEC-110 Coaching Ethics, Techniques, and Theory O 1 $201.00
PEC-115 Athletic Development and Human Growth O 1 $201.00
PEC-123 Anatomy for Coaching O 1 $201.00
PEC-127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 $402.00
PEH-111 Personal Wellness O 3 $603.00
PEH-162 Introduction to Physical Education 3 $603.00
PEH-193 Sports Nutrition 2 $402.00
PEH-909 Cooperative Education 1 $201.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology O E 3 $603.00
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology O E 3 $603.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2020–2021 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Faculty Mentor

Mikki Savage
Health Education and Services Center 202
319-296-2329 ext.1213
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Administrative Assistant

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Business

Kate Childers
Grundy Hall 266
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Arts and Sciences

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
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