Exercise Science & Kinesiology Transfer Major

Exercise science and kinesiology is the study of the science of human movement and the human body’s response to exercise. The Exercise Science and Kinesiology Transfer Major program prepares students to transfer to a four-year institution for further education in pre-health professional degrees (pre-physical therapy, pre-athletic training, pre-physician assistant, pre-chiropractic) or health and wellness programs like corporate wellness, personal trainer, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise science, and human performance. Students gain a solid foundation of human biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and exercise programming.

Earn your Associate in Science (AS) degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology before transferring to a regent university (Iowa State University, University of Iowa, or University of Northern Iowa) to complete your Bachelor of Science degree. Completion of an AS degree at Iowa Lakes will satisfy the required general education prerequisites at the regent of your choosing. Gain knowledge in introductory exercise science and kinesiology courses such as Human Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, and Social Behavioral Science.

By earning this degree, you’ll have met the general course requirements for a specific major of a four-year institution and a transfer major recorded on your transcripts from Iowa Lakes. Requirements may vary among institutions so students should work with an advisor to become familiar with specific requirements of the institution which they plan to transfer.

To earn a Transfer Major Degree, a student must complete all required coursework of that specific major and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.

An Exercise Science and Kinesiology Transfer Major provides you with the opportunity to move toward your four-year degree faster. You have a goal … we have the plan. APPLY TODAY!

Students who plan to complete their general AA or AS and have a TRANSFER OPTION should contact the college or university to which they plan to transfer to assure that that core  courses they take will transfer into their planned major.

Faculty Contact

Kim Venteicher
Athletic Training Program Manager & Head Athletic Trainer
712-362-8348 | kventeicher@iowalakes.edu

Program Details

PROGRAM LENGTH: 4 Terms

DEGREE: Associate in Science (64 credits)

CAMPUS: Estherville

Did You Know?

First Year University GPA: 2.63

Average Retention One Year After Transferring to a Regent University: 78%

Average University Graduation Rates Three Years After Entry to a Regent University: 56%

Curriculum

Term 1

Credits: 4

An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis for the course. Pathological processes that result in dysfunc­tion and disease are presented. Major topics include cell biology, histology, skin, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Lecture and laboratory.


Credits: 3

Emphasis on expository and argumentative writings including a review of usage and mechanics.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the ACT, Accuplacer, ASSET,COMPASS as determined by Iowa Lakes policy


Credits: 1

Students master the academic and personal skills needed to suc­ceed in higher education and in life. Content will cover academic, communication and life management skills. Goal setting, time management, note taking, test taking and how to be a lifelong learner will also be covered.


Plus Humanities: 3 credits
Plus Math: 3 credits
Plus Social Behavior Science: 3 credits

Term 2

Credits: 3

This course provides the student with the basic background of the nutrients which are essential in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the human body.  An overview of the digestive processes and the relationship to each group of nutrients is presented.  Basic nutritional principles of food selection are studied with an emphasis on health promotion throughout the life cycle.  Students examine their personal eating habits and identify ways to promote a healthy nutritional status.


Credits: 4

An advanced study of anatomy and physiology. The relationship between body structure and function and homeostasis forms the basis for the course. Pathological processes that result in dys­function and disease are presented. Major topics include diges­tive, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, immune, blood, metabolism, reproduction, urinary, fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance. Lecture and laboratory.


Credits: 3

Continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on research and docu­mentation as well as literary analysis.

Prerequisites: ENG 105 – Composition I


Credits: 3

CSC-110 is an introductory course that surveys a variety of topics to include history, hardware, software, terminology, com­munications, computer ethics, and societal impact of computers. In addition to computer literacy, students will complete hands-on modules using operating systems, word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software; such as Microsoft Office programs.


Credits: 3

This course presents the basic concepts of information systems and computer literacy. The course incorporates theory as well as hands-on practice which focuses on spreadsheets and database management systems (DBMS).


Credits: 3

This course provides a foundation of statistical concepts and procedures that can aid the student as both a consumer and pro­ducer of statistical information. The course emphasizes descrip­tive and inferential statistical methods, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Students are introduced to technology as it applies to introductory statistical methods.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MAT 110, MAT 140, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 127 or MAT 210


Credits: 4

This course provides a foundation of statistical concepts and pro­cedures that can aid the student as both a consumer and produc­er of statistical information. The course emphasizes descriptive and inferential statistical methods, probability, estimation, hypoth­esis testing and linear regression. Students are also introduced to software as it applies to introductory statistical methods.

Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MAT 110, MAT 140, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 127 or MAT 210


Choose CSC 110 or CSC 116
Choose MAT 156 or MAT 157

Term 3

Credits: 4

Introduction to all biology, ecology, physiology, and biological prin­ciples. Intended for non-science majors. Lecture and laboratory.


Credits: 4

Introduction to biology concepts with emphasis on ecology, cellu­lar biology, reproduction and development, genetics and evolution. Lecture and laboratory.


Credits: 3

The fundamentals course develops the basic skills involved in a variety of communication situations, including oral presentations and interpersonal speaking.  Emphasis is placed on organization, audience analysis, vocal and physical delivery, listening, nonverbal communication, critical thinking, and methods of dealing with communication apprehension through class discussion and activities.


Credits: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is placed on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.


Credits: 3

Examines how humans communicate in one-on-one situations through personal and professional relationships.


Choose BIO 105 or BIO 112
Choose SPC 101, SPC 112 or SPC 122
Plus Science or Math: 4 credits
Plus Social Science: 3 credits
Plus Elective: 3 credits

Term 4

Electives: 14 credits