Rock Valley College

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
  ENG-101 Composition I
  FWS-260 Introduction to Exercise Science
  PSY-170 General Psychology
  MTH-220 Elements of Statistics
  FWS-231 Contemporary Health Issues
  FWS-233 Community Health
  FWS-235 Alcohol and Drug Education
  FWS-126 Beginning Weight Lifting

* or MTH from list
** or activity course from approved list

Spring Semester- Year 1

Number Title
  ENG-103 Composition II
  FWS-255 Sociology of Sport
  FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory
  CHM-110 General Organic & Biochemistry I
  FWS-270 FWS Practicum I
  FWS-127 Advanced Weight Lifting

* or Gen Ed requirement (see FWS advisor) (3)
** 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
  BIO-185 Foundations Anatomy & Physiology
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology
  FWS-263 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control
  FWS-266 Personal Trng I-Concepts & Applications
  FWS-271 FWS Practicum II

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

Spring Semester- Year 2

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

* 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.