Sports Medicine/Exercise Science

Sports medicine is the field of medicine concerned with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors, including their prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  Exercise Science is the study of movement and the associated functional responses and adaptations.  Many different disciplines comprise what is called sports medicine and exercise science.  Check with your transfer institution to verify what classes need to be taken prior to transferring as they may differ in different discipline areas.

Sports Medicine/Exercise Science Careers

  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Researcher
  • Strength (Sport) and Conditioning Coach
  • Teacher
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist
  • Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist
  • Employee Fitness Director
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Medical Physician
  • Occupational Physiologist

Suggested Program of Study

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-127 College Algebra & Trigonometry
5.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 
Total Hours: 20.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
CHM-261 Organic Chemistry I
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHM-271 Organic Chemistry II
4.0
PHY-172 College Physics II
4.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 71.0

Instructors

Jenny Shivers 515-574-1292 shivers@iowacentral.edu Associate
Tracy Crippin-Haake 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu Associate
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt 515-574-1246 lachelt@iowacentral.edu Instructor
Jennifer Condon 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu Dean