Program specifics about earning an Exercise Science Transfer Pathway Associate of Science at Northland.
Northland’s Exercise Science Associate of Science (AS) degree program prepares students for transfer to baccalaureate degree programs across the state with junior-year status. This science-based program positions a student for pursuit of several careers, such as athletic director, recreational or athletic therapist, fitness trainer, exercise physiologist, or fitness tech engineer. And depending on where you are transferring, the Exercise Science Transfer Pathway could also lead to a pre-physical therapy Bachelor of Science or prepare you for further educational opportunities. Universities within the Minnesota State system 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.
The curriculum includes instruction in the basic sciences and aspects of the subject matter related to various health and fitness occupations. Students completing the Exercise Science Associate of Science degree can take advantage of several statewide articulation agreements with Minnesota State Universities and should work with an advisor in identifying these opportunities. In addition, if a student were to decide prior to their final year of enrollment that an Associate of Arts degree would better fit their transfer needs, they may be able to complete this degree by making minor changes to their curriculum. Or, if they felt inspired to do so, with minor additions, a student could graduate with a double major and earn an Associate of Arts degree in addition to the Exercise Science AS degree.