NEW! The Exercise Science Department has three new articulated programs with Western Michigan University that we will be launching in the Fall of 2016: Sport Administration, Clinical Exercise Science and Applied Exercise Science. There is also a new Pre-Exercise Science program with Aquinas College launching in Winter of 2017. Please follow the GRCC Catalog link and scroll to Exercise Science for more information!
- Students can take up to 2 Wellness credits as elective credits towards their degree.
- Students are required to take at least 1 Wellness credit in order to earn an Associates Degree.
- Students entering GRCC starting in the Fall of 2017 can continue to count 2 Wellness credits as elective credits towards their degree.
The Mission of the Exercise Science Department is to educate and positively impact the health of students and the community by offering academic course work, outreach and practical learning opportunities that promote individual wellness skills and prepare future health, exercise science and wellness professionals for their future.
Because GRCC is a college of distinction, we implement a wellness (WE) course requirement that aims to enrich the quality of life and academic excellence of our student body. One WE credit is required, however, two WE credits count toward graduation.
Students in our exercise science courses learn how exercise, nutrition, weight control and stress-management promote health and how to relate those skills into workplace safety and wellness practices. Studies also include the causes, prevention and management of disease, as well as knowledge of general anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to customize exercise programs for fitness, metabolism and weight control.
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Quote of the Week: "Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have." ~ Winston S. Churchill