- Why Go into Exercise and Sport Science
Why Should You Go into Exercise and Sport Science?
Whether you want to be a physical education teacher, personal trainer, physical therapist, or pursue a similar occupation, LBCC's Exercise and Sport Science department can assist you in the first step toward your future career.
The Exercise and Sport Science department offers an Associate of Science degree for students planning to transfer to Oregon State University to earn a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology or Pre-Therapy. Because there are multiple career paths in this program, it is in the best interest of the student to see an LBCC advisor immediately. It is also recommended that you apply for dual enrollment with Oregon State as soon as possible.
Students planning to transfer to Western Oregon University or another four-year institution should choose the AAOT with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Science option.
Our degree programs provide students with the knowledge of the value around preventive and corrective health practices. Courses offered include: Introduction to Health and Physical Education, Lifetime Health and Fitness, and Social and Individual Health Determinants. Courses such as Exercise and Weight Management, First Aid, and Stress Management allow for students to apply the knowledge they gain from the coursework into practical skill application. Physical activity coursework in this program is provided with a variety of physical education activity classes such as basketball, dance, bowling, golf, weight training, and yoga.
It is highly recommended students enroll early in PE 131 Introduction to Health and Physical Education. This course provides information about career options in health and fitness-related fields as well as gives guidance on how best to prepare for these careers.
All career information and statistics listed below are based off of the State of Oregon. For more information go to our Career Coach page.
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