Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Course Requirements

Explore certificates related to this degree...Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 64 credits
Program contact: Division of Social Sciences/Humanities/and Fitness, Wellness and Sport, (815) 921-3317



General Education Course Requirements (15 credits)

Number Title Credits
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  ENG-103 Composition II (3)
  MTH-115 General Education Mathematics, or
  MTH-120 College Algebra (3)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  PSY-170 General Psychology (3)

FWS Core Course Requirements: (9 credits)

Number Title Credits
  FWS-255 Sociology of Sport (3)
  FWS-256 History of Physical Education & Sport (3)
  FWS-258 Sport & Exercise Psychology (3)

Work-based Learning Course Requirements

Number Title Credits
  FWS-270 FWS Practicum I (1)
  FWS-271 FWS Practicum II (1)
  FWS-272 FWS Practicum III (1)

Select courses from Track 1 or Track 2: 

Track 1: Exercise Science (37 credits)

Number Title Credits
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science (3)
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory (1)
  CHM-120 General Chemistry I (4)
  BIO-281 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  BIO-282 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  FWS-231 Contemporary Health Issues, or
  FWS-235 Alcohol and Drug Education (3)
  FWS-237 Nutrition for Optimum Living (3)
  FWS-243 First Aid and General Safety, or
  FWS-254 ASEP Sport First Aid and CPR (3)
  FWS-260 Introduction to Exercise Science (3)
  FWS-261 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport (3)
  FWS-263 Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Control, or
  FWS-265 Personal Fitness and Wellness (3)

Select 3 credit hours from the following:

Number Title Credits
  FWS-110 Fitness Walking (1)
  FWS-113 Low Impact Aerobics (1)
  FWS-116 Step Aerobics (1)
  FWS-119 Cardio Kickboxing (1)
  FWS-121 Cardiovascular Fitness & Conditioning (1)
  FWS-126 Beginning Weight Lifting (1)
  FWS-127 Advanced Weight Lifting (2)

Track 2: Sport Management (37 credits)

Number Title Credits
  CHM-105 Chemistry and Society (4)
  ECO-110 Principles of Economics: Macro (3)
  ECO-111 Principles of Economics: Micro (3)
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science (3)
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory (1)
  FWS-250 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
  FWS-243 First Aid and General Safety, or
  FWS-254 ASEP Sport First Aid and CPR (3)
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business (3)
  BUS-201 Business Law (3)
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting (4)
  ATG-111 Managerial Accounting (4)

Select 3 credit hours from the following:

Number Title Credits
  FWS-110 Fitness Walking (1)
  FWS-113 Low Impact Aerobics (1)
  FWS-116 Step Aerobics (1)
  FWS-119 Cardio Kickboxing (1)
  FWS-121 Cardiovascular Fitness & Conditioning (1)
  FWS-126 Beginning Weight Lifting (1)
  FWS-127 Advanced Weight Lifting (2)