Exercise Science

Suggested Course Schedule by Semester

See FWS program advisor as requirements may vary depending on your goals.

Fall Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  FWS-260 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
  PSY-170 General Psychology (3)
  MTH-220 Elements of Statistics (3)
  FWS-231 Contemporary Health Issues, or
  FWS-233 Community Health, or
  FWS-235 Alcohol and Drug Education (3)
* FWS-126 Beginning Weight Lifting (1)

* or activity course from approved list

Spring Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  ENG-103 Composition II (3)
  FWS-255 Sociology of Sport, or
  FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport (3)
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science (3)
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory (1)
  CHM-110 General Organic & Biochemistry I (4)
  FWS-270 FWS Practicum I (1)
* FWS-127 Advanced Weight Lifting (2)

* or activity course from approved list

Summer Session- Year 1
 

Taking one of the following courses in the summer reduces the credit hours needed in spring semester year one: Gen Ed requirement, BIO-103 and BIO-104, or CHM-110.

Fall Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  BIO-185 Foundations Anatomy & Physiology (5)
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
  FWS-263 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control (3)
  FWS-266 Personal Trng I-Concepts & Applications (3)
  FWS-271 FWS Practicum II (1)

* plus activity course from approved list if needed (1)

Spring Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  FWS-255 Sociology of Sport, or
* FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport (3)
  FWS-261 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport (3)
  FWS-243 First Aid, General Safety, CPR & AED, or
  FWS-254 ASEP Sport First Aid and CPR (3)
  FWS-267 Personal Trng II-Concepts & Application (3)
  FWS-272 FWS Practicum III (1)

* or Gen Ed requirement (see FWS advisor) (3)

Disclaimer: For students concerned about completion 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:

  1. Complete Rock Valley College enrollment steps.
  2. Complete application for FWS department.
  3. Receive follow-up acceptance notification.
  4. Meet with FWS program advisor.

Educational Planning
 

Download this helpful Advising Sheet to help you better plan each semester.