Exercise Science is a new major at Northeast Mississippi Community College, beginning in the Fall of 2015. The major is designed for students who plan to transfer to the University of Mississippi and pursue a careers such as coaching, athletic training, group exercise instructors, employee fitness coordinators, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches.
Students majoring in Exercise Science will be working towards an A.A. degree at Northeast Mississippi Community College. As found in the Northeast Mississippi Community College Student Catalog, the Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students completing university parallel programs. Candidates for the A.A. degree must complete the following:
- Earn a minimum of 62 semester hours applicable to a bachelor’s degree of which 3 semester hours (Physical education or other activity courses) may be non-academic credits.
- Earn a grade point average of 2.0.
- Complete the 32 semester hours of general education core consisting of English Composition (ENG 1113 and ENG 1123), social and/or behavioral science (6 semester hours from sociology, psychology, political science, geography, economics, or education psychology), humanities (6 semester hours from history, literature, modern foreign language, philosophy, religion, art, speech, or music), laboratory science (8 semester hours), fine arts (3 semester hours selected from art/music/theatre appreciation), mathematics (MAT 1313, equivalent or above)