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Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Have you thought about being an athletic trainer? Preparing for medical or physical therapy school? What about personal trainer? Then this is the degree for you. At COCC, we offer the Exercise Science/Kinesiology - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) and the Pre-Physical Therapy - Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT). Designed so that students can easily transfer to an Oregon public university to pursue a bachelors degree, the AAOT program, exercise science emphasis, offers students a wide array of courses and an introduction to the health and wellness field.

Degrees and Certificates

Exercise Science courses provide an in-depth view of topics within the exercise science fields. Examples of these courses include:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Nutrition for Health
  • Training Theory & Application
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Wellness Coaching Fundamentals

Also see our Exercise Physiology Lab. 

Student success

"I learned several skills that I apply in my daily work. The instructors were knowledgeable and experienced in their field and made learning the material engaging and fun. Through one of my internships I ended up with two of my current jobs, so I owe a lot of my success as a trainer and fitness instructor to the COCC Exercise Science program!"
- Ally Thompson, COCC EXSS graduate.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact: 

John Liccardo | 541-318-3754

or / COCC Admissions Department 541.383-7500