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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 Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  FWS-260 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra (3)
  FWS-235 Alcohol and Drug Education, or
  FWS-233 Community Health (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-255 Sociology of Sport, or
  FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport (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-237 Nutrition for Optimum Living (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-255 Sociology of Sport, or
  FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport (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 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

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