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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in exercise science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Science: Health Sciences (John Tyler Community College)
John Tyler Community College
John Tyler Community College
Program description
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers programs that prepare students to pursue careers that utilize exercise interventions for both healthy and diseased populations and/or careers designed for students who wish to enter a health care-related field (that does not require licensure, certification or registry status). The department offers one undergraduate degree program; the Bachelor of Science with either the exercise science concentration or the health science concentration.
Career opportunities
Career paths include exercise physiologist, corporate fitness director, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, strength and conditioning specialist and wellness director. Additionally, the exercise science concentration prepares students for graduate study in exercise science or athletic training and offers an excellent option for those students who want to obtain the pre-requisites for post-graduate study in physical therapy, occupational therapy and medicine.  
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Exercise Physiologist 
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
  • Health Educator
  • Recreation Worker
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Sports Coach or Scout
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sports Medicine Doctor
Contact information


VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 151
Science required
  • 5+ additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0

Transfer major map
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in exercise science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE GET REAL EXPERIENCE PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
Explore Year 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Understand how you will fund your education.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to exercise science through the career coach.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
Experience Year 2
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Understand how you will fund your education.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to exercise science through the career coach.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2019-2020

Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in exercise science

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

John Tyler Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
SDV 100 or 101 College Success Skills/Orientation to Discipline UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 161 Precalculus I           MATH 141 3 General education
CHM 111 General Chemistry I CHEM/Z 101 4 Major
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology PSYC 304 3 Major
ENG 112 College Composition  II UNIV 200 3 General education
MTH 162 Precalculus II MATH 151 3 Major
BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 Major
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 206 4 Major
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 206 4 Major
CST 100 Principles of Speech Communication (or Foreign Language 101) Note: Foreign Language 101 class is required if student does not have 3 years of same foreign language in high school VCU equivalent 3 General education
HLT 143 Medical Terminology HPEX 250 3 Major
PHI 101 or 220 Introduction to Philosophy or Ethics VCU equivalent 3 General education
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 Major
ART 101 or ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art I or II         ARTH 103 or ARTH 104 3 General education
HLT 230 Principles of Nutrition & Human Development BIOL 217 3 Major
PHY 201 College Physics I PHYS 201 4 Major
ENG Literature Select one of the following: ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251, ENG 252, SPA 102, FRE 102 Note: Students who did not take 3 years of foreign language in high school should take Foreign Language VCU equivalent 3 General education
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology SOCY 101 3 General education
John Tyler Credits Transferred to VCU 60
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
Foreign language through the 102 level.   (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school.  Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.) 0 to 8 General education (not waived by associate degree)
STAT 210 Basic Practice of Statistics 3 Major
HPEX 300 Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. 3 Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 310 Fitness and Health 3 Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 395 Clinical Experience I 3 Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 495 Clinical Experience II (fulfills senior capstone) 6 Major (HPEX Core )
HPEX 350 Nutrition 3 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 371 Psychology of Physical Activity 3 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 374 Musculoskeletal Structure and Movement 4 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 375 + HPEZ 375 Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory 4 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 380 Resistance Training for Health and Performance 3 Major (Exercise Science Requirement)
HPEX 440 Chronic Disease and Exercise Management 3 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 441 Assessment and Exercise Intervention in Health and Disease 3 Major (Exercise Science Major)
HPEX 470 Exercise Programming and Leadership 3 Major (Exercise Science Major)
HPEX 475 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 Major (Exercise Science Core)
HPEX 480 Professional Certification Seminar 1 Major (Exercise Science Core)
Approved electives (check with VCU advisor) 12 Elective
Credits Completed at VCU 60
Bachelor's degree total 120