The Laramie County Community College Exercise Science program is concerned with the many aspects of human movement and its application to physical activity and the quality of one's life. This program is suggested for students who are interested in a career in exercise science, sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, physical education, and related fields.
Students complete coursework that provides a solid knowledge base of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and health. Two program tracks are available depending on the student's interest and career goals. All students must complete both the general education core and the exercise science core. From there, students may choose to complete either the exercise science track or the physical education teaching track. Students are urged to study carefully the specific requirements of the institutions to which they plan to transfer. Based on student transfer needs, course substitutions are possible; however, the degree requirements must be met. Please see an Exercise Science adviser for a suggested program schedule.
Physical Education Track
The physical education track leads to an Associate of Science degree and is designed to prepare students to meet academic standards leading to a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution. Students are exposed to behavioral and humanistic studies to foster an understanding of the school as a social institution and the value of a physically active lifestyle in school-aged children and youth. This suggested program is for students seeking a physical education teaching degree from the University of Wyoming or other four-year institutions. Students interested in coaching or recreation-oriented careers may also find this program of interest. Please see a Physical Education adviser for a suggested program schedule.
The following are expected student learning outcomes from completion of the program. Physical Education track students will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the teaching profession as well as the history and development of Physical Education as an academic discipline.
- Demonstrate competent motor skills performance in a variety of physical activities.
- Describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological) concepts to skilled movement and fitness.
- Identify components of a healthy lifestyle and describe behavior modification to enhance their health.
- Identify, select and implement appropriate learning practice opportunities based on understanding the students, the learning environment and the task. (adopted Aug. 1, 2012)
For a map and specific hours these facilities are open for personal use, see the PE Recreation and Fitness web page.
- Aerobic center featuring a state-of-the-art oak dance floor.
- Climbing wall for bringing the outdoors inside.
- Gym with a full regulation court and two half-courts. The two half-courts use retractable baskets.
- Multipurpose room with four indoor tennis and volleyball courts.
- 25-meter swimming pool with 6 lap lanes and a diving board.
- Oak-floored racquetball courts.
- Free weight room featuring HardKore floor machines, Hammer Jammer, and free-weight areas.