Contact Information

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Phone: 651-450-3000
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Location: College Center

Degrees

A.S., Exercise Science
A.S., Physical Education

A.S., Exercise Science (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: This program begins the preparation for careers in exercise science, kinesiology or physical education, which include fitness specialists, coaches, personal trainers, athletic trainers, teachers and other exercise-related careers.

Program Information: This program is designed to articulate with a four-year institution in exercise science, kinesiology or physical education and complete the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Inver Hills has articulation agreements with Minnesota State University-Mankato, Winona State University and Concordia University-St. Paul.

Exercise Science Curriculum (15 Credits)

Course Number Title Credits
PHED 1100 Introduction to Physical Education, Kinesiology, Exercise and
Sport Science
2cr
PHED 2100 Anatomical Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3cr
HLTH 1110 Nutrition 3cr
HLTH 1125 OR
HLTH 1126 OR
HLTH 1127
First Aid: Responding to Emergencies OR
Basic Life Support OR
American Heart Association Heartsaver
1-3cr
HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness 2cr
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I 4cr
Liberal Arts Curriculum (Completion of MnTC [All goal areas]) 40cr
Electives (Select from MnTC, PHED or HLTH courses) 5cr

Recommended courses:

Course Number Title Credits
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II 4cr
CHEM 1010 OR
CHEM 1061
Introduction to Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
4-5cr
MATH 1103 Introduction to Statistics 4cr
PSYC 1101 OR
PSYC 1201
General Psychology
General Psychology with lab
4cr
HTLH 1130 Drug Use and Abuse 3cr
Any other HLTH or PHED courses    

Liberal Arts Curriculum (40 credits)
Completion of the MnTC (all goal areas)

Electives (5 credits)
Select from MnTC, PHED or HLTH courses

A.S., Physical Education (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: The purpose of this degree is to prepare students to seamlessly transfer into a four-year teaching program in Physical Education. Students will gain knowledge of the human body systems and their adaptations due to exercise, exercise prescription and wellness management. Students may also use this degree to work in the fitness industry.

Physical Education Curriculum (30 credits):

Course Number Title Credits
1Prerequisite of BIOL 1120 or 1154 or equivalent biology course (AP, IB) within the last five years.
2Students are required to do a capstone project for all PHED activity courses. See the instructor for specific requirements.
EDU 1109 Introduction to Education and Reflective Teaching 4cr
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I1 4cr
PHED 1100 Intro to Physical Education 2cr
PHED 1109 Weight Training2 2cr
PHED 2100 Anatomical Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3cr
HLTH 1120 Personal and Community Health 3cr
HLTH 1125 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 3cr
HTLH 1130 Drug Use and Abuse 3cr
HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness 2cr
Electives Any HLTH or PHED courses2 OR
BIOL 2202
4cr
Total Credits: 30

Liberal Arts Curriculum (30 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
1See counselor for appropriate selections for your intended transfer institution.
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3cr
Completed in Physical Education curriculum Goals 3-4  
Any course Goal 51 3cr
Any course Goal 61 3cr
Any course Goals 7-101 3cr
Liberal Arts Electives1 (Restricted to MnTC courses) 14cr
Total Credits: 30