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Exercise and Movement Science Programs Academic Advising. Jessica Alvarado - Health Professions Counselor Lane Community College EMSPrograms@lanecc.edu. General Advising Information. Individual questions can be answered by emailing EMSPrograms@lanecc.edu

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exercise and movement science programs academic advising
Exercise and Movement Science Programs Academic Advising

Jessica Alvarado - Health Professions Counselor

Lane Community College

EMSPrograms@lanecc.edu

general advising information
General Advising Information
  • Individual questions can be answered by emailing EMSPrograms@lanecc.edu
  • Application information and forms can be found at http://www2.lanecc.edu/healthpe/exercise-and-movement-science-program- choose the Application link
  • Requirements may change each year so it is important to keep updated.
aas program overview
AAS Program Overview
  • Year 1 – Accepted students can start in this year. No course prerequisites are required but students typically take 12 to 24 credits prior to applying of courses that meet program requirements.
  • Year 2 – Accepted students complete 1st year core theory and Cooperative Education courses
  • Year 3 – Accepted students complete 2nd year core and Cooperative Education courses (see catalog)
additional information
Additional Information
  • What is exercise science? Exercise Science is the study of numerous aspects of physical activity, exercise, health, sport and athletic performance. The goal of the exercise scientist is to optimize human health and performance through exercise, training, and a healthy lifestyle. This field has evolved primarily from the disciplines of exercise physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and physical education. Exercise science broadly includes the nutritional, physiological, psychological and functional adaptations to movement and sport.
  • What degrees and certificates does Lane offer in Exercise and Movement Science? Lane Community College offers a one year Fitness Specialist I certificate, a two year Fitness Specialist II certificate, and a two year Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS). Lane’s program is the only Oregon college or university to receive the American College of Sports Medicine’s prestigious endorsement! Options to transfer to 4-year university Exercise Science Programs are available.
  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions information.
application information
Application Information
  • Information for the EMS program options can be found at http://www2.lanecc.edu/healthpe/exercise-and-movement-science-program . Select the Application link.
  • Program requirements are subject to change each year.
  • Application typically opens late Winter term for the following Fall entry.
  • Enrollment is typically limited to 25 students per year.
  • Acceptance decisions are based on minimum requirements and points earned in the application process.
minimum requirements to apply
Minimum requirements to apply
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher in high school if currently enrolled or have less than 12 graded college credits. Or, in college 2.5 or higher if a student has attempted 12 or more college graded credits. Or, GED score of 50 or higher if taken prior to 2002 or 500 or higher if taken after.
  • Lane placement test scores:
    • Reading score of 76 or higher or completion of RD 090, EL 115, EH 115H, ENG 116 or WR 115 or higher.
    • Sentence Skills test score of 76 or higher or completion of WR 115 or higher.
    • Math scores of 7 or higher in parts A, B and C or completion of Math 20 Basic Mathematics.
  • Completion of all required steps for the Fitness Program(s) Application
application points are awarded as outlined in the application point allocation chart
Application Points are awarded as outlined in the application Point Allocation Chart
  • GPA of 3.00 or higher or GED scores above 53 or 530 or higher
  • Reading test score of 88 or higher or completed CG 100 College Success with a grade of B or higher
  • Sentence Skills test score of 96 or higher or completed WR 115 with a grade of B or higher
  • Algebra placement test score of 7 or more on Part E or 14 or more on Part F or completed MTH 070 with a grade of B or higher or MTH 65 or higher.
  • One year of High School courses (grades of B or higher) completed in Biology and one yaer of coursework in one of the following subjects areas (Chemistry, Physics or Advanced Biology).
  • Completion of a Health Services Certificate of Advanced Mastery
  • Additional points for completion of college courses as follows: HO 100, HO 150 or HO 152; WR 115 or WR 121;WR 122; SP 105, 111 or 218; MTH 0065 or MTH 070; MTH 111; HE 275, HE 252; FN 225; BI102D; BI 102I; BI12/CH112l CH 104; BI 231, BI 232& BI 233; HE 250; HE 125; HE 209 or HE 250.

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

grading and additional requirements
Grading and Additional Requirements
  • All courses used must be completed with a grade of C- or higher to meet program requirements.
  • Additional points for completion of college courses as follows for courses with a grade of B or higher as follows: HO 100, HO 150 or HO 152; WR 115 or WR 121;WR 122; SP 105, 111 or 218; MTH 0065 or MTH 070; MTH 111; HE 275, HE 252; FN 225; BI102D; BI 102I; BI12/CH112l CH 104; BI 231, BI 232& BI 233; HE 250; HE 125; HE 209 or HE 250.
  • See following information for full description of program requirements.
math program requirement mth 065 elementary algebra or mth 070 introductory algebra or higher
Math Program requirement MTH 065 Elementary Algebra or MTH 070 Introductory Algebra or higher
  • Student Placement Test Results Course Title Credits
  • A Score of 7 or higher MTH 010A Whole, Numbers Fractions and Decimals 3
  • B Score of 7 or higher MTH 020 Math Renewal 3
  • C Score of 7 or higher MTH 060 or higher 4
  • E1,E2 Scores See placement test results – may place in MTH 060, 065 4

or May place in the MTH 070 or MTH 095 5

MTH 065 or MTH 070 is the EMS Program requirement

  • F Score of 14 or higher MTH 111 College Algebra – can be used to meet the

EMS program requirement.

Sequence as follows: MTH 010, MTH 020, (MTH 060, MTH 065) or MTH 070, MTH 095 and MTH 111

writing requirement
Writing Requirement
  • WR 115 or WR 121: Introduction to Academic College Writing or Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Plus one additional writing course WR 121, WR 122 Argument, Style and Research, 123 Research or 227 Technical Writing.

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

human relations
Human Relations

One 3 credit course as listed

ANTH 103 Cultural Anthropology

BA 278 Leadership and Team Dynamics

BT 146 Team Building Skills

CG 100 College Success

CG 140 Career and Life Planning

CG 144 Introduction to Assertive Behavior

CG 145 Coping Skills for Stress and Depression

CG 203 Human Relations at Work

CG 204 Eliminating Self-Defeating Behavior

CG 211,212 Dreikursian Principles of Child Guidance 1,2

CG 213 Improving Parent-Child Relations

CPSY 200 Understanding Addictive Behavior

GEOG 142 Introduction to Human Geography

HO 102 Diversity Issues in Healthcare

PHL 201 Ethics

PHL 205 Contemporary Moral Issues

PS 204 Introduction to Comparative Politics

PS 213 Peace and Conflict Studies: Local

PSY 110 Exploring Psychology

PSY 205 Applied Psychology

SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

SP 219 Small Group Discussion

SOC 108A Selected Topics in Women’s Studies

SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 205 Social Stratification and Social Systems

SOC 206 Institutions and Social Change

SOC 207 Women and Work

SOC 210 Marriage, Family and Intimate Relations

SOC 211 Social Deviance

SOC 225 Social Problems

WS 101 Introduction to Women’s Studies

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

cultural literacy and general elective
Cultural Literacy and General Elective

Cultural Literacy:

Lane Catalog Page 42-44

Courses marked with (*) will satisfy the Cultural Literacy requirement

General Elective:

Any 3 credit or more college-level course. Courses numbered 100 or higher

speech requirement
Speech Requirement

Choose one 4 credit Speech course:

  • SP 100 Basic Communication
  • SP 105 Listening and Critical Thinking
  • SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • SP 115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • SP 218 Interpersonal Communication

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

health courses
Health Courses

Required for both Fitness Specialist 1 and 2 levels

HE 252 First Aid

Fitness Special level 1 - one additional course.

HE 125, HE 152, HE 251, HE 209, HE 222, HE 240, HE 250, HE 255 or HE 275

Fitness Specialist level 2 - two additional courses from list above

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

nutrition and pe required courses
Nutrition and PE required courses

Required for both Fitness Specialist 1 and 2 levels

FN 225 Nutrition

PE 183A Conditioning or PE 183F Fitness Education Introduction

PE 183S Strength Training or PE 183U Strength Training for Women

Fitness Special level 2 – Select three additional PE Elective Options – All courses numbered PE: 181B, 181C, 181D, 181K, 181S, 181SB, 181SS, 181Y, 183A, 183B, 183C, 183CG, 183E, 183J, 183R, 183S, 183U, 183W, 184K, 184P, 185T,185Y, 185Z or 185YG See Lane Catalog page 254-257 for Course titles.

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

biology required course
Biology required course

Required for both Fitness Specialist 1 and 2 levels

Choice of 4 to 6 credits:

BI 102D General Biology – Survey of Biology

BI 102I General Biology – Human Biology

BI 112 and CH 112 Cell Biology and Chemistry for Health Occupations - Learning Community (CH112 will count as a directed elective).

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

directed electives
Directed Electives

Required for Fitness Specialist level 2

12 credits from Directed Elective list – can be taken prior to entry into the program.

List includes 70 course options in the following areas:

Business (BA), Biology (BI), Career and Guidance (CG), Chemistry (CH), Study Skills (EL), Fitness (EXMS), Nutrition (FN) Health (HE), Health Occupations (HO), Human Services (HS), Physics (PH), Math (MTH), Psychology (PSY), Sociology (SOC), Speech (SP) Spanish (SPAN) and Writing (WR).

Courses completed at other schools must be considered equivalent or be approved for use in the application.

cooperative education
Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education options are available for accepted students only.

Required for both Fitness Specialist 1 and 2 levels

2 credits Supervised Internship in a Fitness Center plus…

2 credits total of Supervised Internship elective (Fitness, Corrective, Physical Ed, Aerobics, Wellness, Management, Athletic Training)

Fitness Special level 2 – in addition to above…

6 credits total of Supervised Internship elective (Fitness, Corrective, Physical Ed, Aerobics, Wellness, Management, Athletic Training)

core exercise and movement science courses exms
Core Exercise and Movement Science Courses EXMS

Required for both Fitness Specialist 1 and 2 levels

16 credits EXMS courses distributed over Fall, Winter and Spring for accepted students only in the first year.

Fitness Special level 2 – in addition to above…

9 credits EXMS courses distributed over Fall, Winter and Spring for accepted students only in the second year.

Core curriculum must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.

prior college coursework
Prior college coursework
  • Some students may have prior college course work in writing, math, science, health and nutrition subject areas.
  • If this is true for you please first review the Lane Transfer Tool to see if your course as transferred as equivalent to a course that will meet an application or program requirement as listed.
  • If your course is not listed and is one of the following subject areas (math, writing, health, nutrition, chemistry, biology and/or speech) you will want to obtain a course syllabi and contact the department at Lane that teaches the specific subject to request a course evaluation.
  • If you have completed a previous PE course you will need to contact the EXMS Program Coordinator Marisa Hastie to request an evaluation. HastieM@lanecc.edu
typed essay
Typed Essay

A typed essay (minimum of 3 pages, double spaced, 1 inch margins, single sided) which includes your responses to questions provided in application instructions. The following questions are examples:

  • What led you to determining that the EMS program is the right educational fit for you?
  • What are your goals as a student while in the program?
  • What are your professional goals upon graduating from this program?
  • Describe yourself as a student. How do you learn best?
  • What do you see as the positive and negative aspects of the fitness industry as it currently exists today?
letters of recommendation
Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation:

  • One must be a professional reference letter from a teacher, previous employer, or counselor who has knowledge of your academic and professional strengths and your potential to success in this field.
  • The second must be a personal reference letter from an individual that has knowledge of your drive to success, your passion for this field, your integrity and your aspiration to help others.
applicant interviews
Applicant Interviews

In-person interviews are completed to ensure you are an appropriate fit for the program. Top performing paper applicants are selected for an interview. From the in-person interview group the top 25 candidates are selected for program acceptance.

competitive criteria
Competitive Criteria

Complete as many courses as possible that are eligible for points

Complete all minimum requirements to apply

Application Essay questions – provide well written responses

Competitive Criteria

Carefully review application for the year that you are applying and complete all steps

Consult with Academic Advising regularly

Be sure your courses from other institutions meet the transfer requirements

Two letters of recommendation and if selected an in-person interview

tips for success
Tips for success
  • Take your time perform well in each class.
  • Don’t do this alone. Ask for help.
  • Do informational interviews-see if this is what you really want.
  • Get work in the Fitness field to see what opportunities exist in the industry.
  • Seek advising the second or third week of the term to check-in and get updates – typically this is the slowest time of each term.
  • Register early to help with your term-by-term planning and to gain access to high demand courses.