Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
|Prefix||Course Title||Credits||Prefix||Course Title||Credits|
|ENG 101||Composition I||3
||ENG 103||Composition II||3|
|FWS 260||Introduction to Exercise Science||3
||PSY 170||General Psychology||3|
|FWS Core (FWS 220, 255, 256 or 258)||3||FWS Core (FWS 220, 255, 256 or 258)||3|
||Introductory Life Science
|FWS 235 or
|Drug and Alcohol Education or
Contemporary Health Issues
|3||BIO 104||Introductory Life Science (Lab)||1|
|Activity course from approved list||1||CHM 120
||General Chemistry I
|16||FWS 270||Practicum I||1|
|Year 2||Year 2|
|Fundamentals of Communication||3||FWS 237
||Nutrition for Optimal Living||3|
|BIO 281||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4||BIO 282||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
FWS Core (FWS 220, 255, 256 or 258)
|3||FWS 261||Nutrition for Fitness and Sport||3|
|FWS 263 or
|Nutrition, Exercise and Wt. Control or
Personal Fitness and Wellness
||FWS 243 or
|First Aid and General Safety or
ASEP Sports First Aid and CPR
|FWS||Activity course from approved list||1||FWS||Activity course from approved list||1|
|FWS 271||Practicum II||1||FWS 272||Practicum III||1|
Disclaimer: For students concerned about completetion of program in two years, it is strongly suggested that you explore summer course offerings at RVC. Several general education and degree program courses are available during summer session.
Requirements for admission to the program:
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