Exercise Science


About This Program

The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway trains students to optimize physical and mental health. This program covers a variety of topics, such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement. Future careers include personal training, performance enhancement, sports management, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, and more.

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Degrees & Credits

A.S. (60 Credits)

Mesabi Range - Virginia
Rainy River

Program Features

A Name, Not a Number

Students in this program enjoy smaller class sizes and instructors who know their name and are invested in their success.

Seamless Transfer

As a Transfer Pathway program, the Exercise Science A.S. degree transfers seamlessly to Minnesota State universities.

Meet the Faculty

Kate Brau

Physical Education Health Instructor

Bill Engel

Men's Basketball Coach, Physical Education Instructor

Justin Lamppa

Men's Athletic Director, Baseball Coach, Physical Education Instructor

Josh Koenig

Physical Education and Health Instructor, Athletic Director, Head Baseball Coach, Head Women's Basketball Coach

Leslie Reed

Women's Athletic Director, Volleyball Coach, Physical Education Instructor

JoJo Scott

Health and Physical Education Instructor

Additional Information


Transfer Pathways offer students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated 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. 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.