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With a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, you will acquire an understanding of motion, particularly of the human body. Students in this program will learn through observation, participation and measurement of the human form with a number of techniques, which range from muscular strength and cardio fitness to flexibility and more. Ivy Tech offers small classes with access to individualized instruction. This is where students will learn more about the anatomy and physiology involved in sport movement, explore the psychology of coaching, and analyze the fitness industries, among other requirements of this degree.

We also offer a variety of transfer opportunities into Indiana University Bloomington where students can specialize in Sports Marketing/Management, Fitness and Exercise Science. Students from our campus in Bloomington can transfer to the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the Indiana University Bloomington Campus.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

The purpose of this degree is to prepare you to work in entry-level positions in fitness leadership, sports management, wellness promotions, and corporate wellness. After graduating, students will be ready to take the personal training certification exam. They will also be able to begin working in fitness management, sports training, coaching, and other sports/fitness related occupations.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.


Associate of Applied Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

Transfer Degrees

Associate of Science
(60 credit hours = 4 semesters)

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Kinesiology and Exercise Science program is offered at the Ivy Tech campus above.