Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Exercise Science

Suggested Course Schedule by Semester

Fall Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  FWS-260 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
  FWS-220 Intro Career Opps PE, Exercise&Sport, or
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra (3)
  FWS-235 Alcohol and Drug Education, or
  FWS-231 Contemporary Health Issues (3)

* Plus 1-credit activity course from approved list

Spring Semester- Year 1

Number Title Credits
  ENG-103 Composition II (3)
  PSY-170 General Psychology (3)
  FWS-220 Intro Career Opps PE, Exercise&Sport, or
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science (3)
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory (1)
  CHM-120 General Chemistry I (4)
  FWS-270 FWS Practicum I (1)

Fall Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  BIO-281 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  FWS-220 Intro Career Opps PE, Exercise&Sport, or
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
  FWS-263 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control, or
  FWS-265 Personal Fitness and Wellness (3)
  FWS-271 FWS Practicum II (1)

* Plus 1-credit activity course from approved list

Spring Semester- Year 2

Number Title Credits
  FWS-237 Nutrition for Optimum Living (3)
  BIO-282 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  FWS-261 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport (3)
  FWS-243 First Aid and General Safety, or
  FWS-254 ASEP Sport First Aid and CPR (3)
  FWS-272 FWS Practicum III (1)

* Plus 1-credit activity course from approved list

Disclaimer: For students concerned about completetion 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 division
  3. Receive follow-up acceptance letter
  4. Attend required orientation program for FWS

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