Earning your Transfer Pathway A.S. in Exercise Science is a launching pad toward a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) at Minnesota State universities.
Exercise science professionals work in the corporate world, healthcare, education, and sports at all levels, or follow an entrepreneurial route. Our wide variety of courses are also perfect for completing physical activity obligations for four-year degrees.
Become your own personal trainer by learning all you can about nutrition, conditioning, and the best exercise prescriptions.
Our Transfer Pathway A.S. in Exercise Science leads to more advanced degrees that provide opportunities to build a career in professional and amateur athletics. The U.S. alone is home to more than 150 major league sports franchises. More than 450,00 student-athletes participate in the NCAA. Just one high school sport—football—fields roughly 16,000 teams.
Once you’ve earned your A.S. degree, you can settle in and figure out your favorite degree concentration. Examples of where you can go include group fitness leadership, rehabilitation science, wellness coaching, sport psychology, performance enhancement, injury prevention, biomechanics, kinesiology, and more.
Recreational therapists design exercise and movement-based therapy plans for people who are disabled, injured, or ill. Exercise physiologists develop fitness plans that help patients recover from chronic disease. Exercise science is a wonderful way to be there for people in need.
Ready to get to work right away? Earning your A.S. degree gives you the skills and knowledge to land an entry-level position as a fitness trainer, coach, scout, personal trainer, fitness consultant, activity specialist, aerobics instructor, camp director, athletic therapist, sports facility manager, and more.
The diversity of careers in exercise science is amazing. Opportunities are found at every turn. For instance, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Employment of exercise physiologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.”
On top of that, the median wage for exercise physiologists in May 2020 topped $50,000 a year. Half are self-employed; half work full-time for hospitals and other healthcare providers.