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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5916
CIP Code: 51.0001

Program Description

The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Exercise Science bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status.  All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions


Program Requirements

Total Credits: 9

Total Credits: 4

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Total Credits: 20

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits: 10

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in two Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required.  Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 43

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 4

Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • Exercise Science, BS

Metropolitan State University:

Not offered

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Exercise Science, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:

  • Exercise Science, BS

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Exercise Science, BS

St. Cloud State University:

Not offered

Winona State University:

  • Exercise and Rehabilitative Science, BS

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate foundational knowledge in the basic sciences (biology, physiology, and chemistry) pertinent to the field of exercise science.
  2. Apply basic scientific principles from exercise physiology and biomechanics to human movement and exercise.
  3. Describe ethical standards, expectations, and educational requirements in the exercise science professions.
  4. Explain how physical activity and nutrition contribute to wellness.
  5. Identify psychological factors that influence behavior change.

Program Contact Information

Carolyn Cook 651.779.3951 Room 2535 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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