Exercise Science Transfer Pathway

Get a head start on a 4-year degree or jump into a new career

 

The need for educated professionals in the field of fitness and nutrition is greater than ever.

Are you passionate about fitness, health, and wellness? A 2-year degree in Exercise Science from Minnesota State College Southeast in Winona will prepare you to make a meaningful difference in this exciting career field.

With obesity and chronic disease on the rise, the need for educated professionals in the field of fitness and nutrition is greater than ever.

When you earn an Associate of Science degree in Exercise Science, you will develop a thorough understanding of the human body, including the principles of biology, chemistry, nutrition, human anatomy, human physiology, and kinesiology as they relate to physical fitness and wellness.

You will be ready to enter the workforce right away as a personal trainer or health coach, or seamlessly transfer to a related major at a Minnesota State university.

Transfer opportunities include college and university programs in physical therapy, exercise physiology, public health, rehabilitative medicine, and other health-related fields.

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Major Offerings

Transfer Pathways

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 related 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.

The Exercise Transfer Pathway (AS) degree transfers to the following 4-year degree programs:

Transfer College4-Year Degree Name
Minnesota State University, MankatoExercise Science, BS
Minnesota State UniversityExercise Science, BS

Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate sound foundational understanding of the principles of biology, chemistry, nutrition, human anatomy, human physiology, and kinesiology as they relate to physical fitness and wellness.
  • Demonstrate basic laboratory skills pertaining to assessments, laboratory methods, sound experimental and analytical practices, data acquisition, and reporting in the exercise sciences.
  • Advocate nutrition and physically active lifestyles as a means to improve quality of life and reduce the prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases.
  • Recognize the limitations and scope of practice for the exercise science professional as it relates to typical clients and special populations.
  • Demonstrate requisite skills and abilities for maintaining professional status and meaningful employment and/or continuing education in exercise science related areas.

Placement & Costs

Program Job Placement: TBD
Estimated Program Costs (PDF)
Exercise Transfer Pathway Planning Worksheet (PDF)

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • PersonaL Fitness Trainer
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • By developing a thorough understanding of the human body, students in the Exercise Science program are prepared for a variety of careers in health-related fields.
  • Associate Degree graduates can directly enter the workforce as a personal trainer or health coach.
  • Program graduates can seamlessly transfer to the Athletic Training program at Winona State University.
  • Additional transfer opportunities into other college and university programs in physical therapy, exercise physiology, public health, rehabilitative medicine, and other health-related fields.

Instructors

Exercise Science Lead Instructor - Liz Micheel

Liz Micheel has been on the faculty of MSC Southeast since 2010. She left her seasonal position as a wildland firefighter in Idaho in 2009 to begin a career as a teacher. Liz continues to do wildland firefighting in the summer and prescribed burning locally in the spring. She is actively involved in the community in Sustain Winona and as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Additional instructors in the program come from the college's Liberal Arts & Sciences faculty.


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