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Department Gets New Name, New Degree Offering



Salt Lake Community College is changing the name Health and Lifetime Activities to the Department of Exercise Science in time for the Fall 2019 semester.

The nomenclature shift more closely aligns with the science-based courses already offered through the program, which is within SLCC’s School of Science, Mathematics & Engineering.

The change also comes with a new degree offering: Associate of Science in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. New courses slated for this fall include Intro to Exercise Science, Sport and American Society and Special Topics in Exercise Science, a research-intensive course. The school already offers an associate of applied science degree within the Fitness Technician program, a career and technical education track that more quickly prepares students for the workforce.

Students at SLCC wanting to gain experience in the industry while seeking a four-year degree will still be able to go to work sooner with a Fitness Technician degree. Some of the credits in that program, though, will overlap with requirements for the Exercise Science/Kinesiology degree, which students need for transfer to a university within the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) for a four-year degree in that subject.

Nathan Thomas, associate dean for the department, said the name change, added courses and new degree offering better lines up with local and national institutions for higher education. The changes will better prepare students for careers and transfer pathways in exercise science and kinesiology, which is the study of the human movement. Thomas said the college has worked closely with the University of Utah and other USHE institutions to ensure the changes at SLCC will mean a seamless transition for its exercise science/kinesiology students to a four-year school.

“The goal is to accommodate the many students, about 75 percent, in our program who want to work in the industry while going for their bachelor degree,” Thomas said. None of the current course offerings or certificates, he noted, have been cut because of the changes.



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