Exercise Science Transfer Pathway


The Exercise Science Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Exercise Science 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.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Four Semesters
Faculty: Suzy Hebrink

For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please visit the Exercise Science Transfer Pathway program page at riverland.edu.

Required Core Courses (8 or 9 credits)

BIOL1070 Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3) 3 CR
PHED1145 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 2 CR
PHED2160 Intro to Human Performance Studies 2 CR
PHED1117 Weight Lifting 1 CR
PHED2270 Concepts of Strength & Conditioning 2 CR

MnTC General Education Courses (38 credits)

ENGL1101 Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) 3 CR
ENGL1104 Composition II: Argument (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101) 3 CR
SPCH1100 Fundamentals of Speech (Goal 1 & 9) 3 CR
BIOL1091 General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
CHEM1121 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (Goal 3 & 10) 3 CR
BIOL2021 Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
BIOL2022 Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3) 4 CR
MATH2021 Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4) 4 CR
PSYC1105 General Psychology (Goal 5 & 7) 4 CR
- Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

Electives (13 or 14)

HLTH1100 Health
HLTH1140 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
PHED1150 Fitness Activities
PHED2180 Psychological and Social Aspects of Sport
PHED2214 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- Additional credits as needed to reach 60 credits.