Program Curriculum

Credit Requirements

  • 30 Core (must be completed through ISSA)

  • 30 General Education (can be transferred)

  • 30 Electives (can be transferred)

At least 30 credits must be earned as structured undergraduate coursework (not self-paced) specifically through ISSA College of Exercise Science (CES).

A maximum of 2 self-paced ISSA certification courses will be accepted in transfer towards the AS in Exercise Science degree program, upon passing a competency exam.

Your coursework includes six individual personal training certification programs (Core requirements). After successfully completing the coursework for your first personal training course, you'll be qualified to begin training. And as you progress in the degree program, your fitness qualifications grow, positioning you for pay raises and increased clientele. Imagine working your way through school doing what you love!

The Strategy to Get You There


NOTE: New students may only take one course (or PD102 and HIT135) their first quarter. Students who complete their first quarter with a term GPA of at least 2.0 may take up to 18 credits per quarter during subsequent terms.