Is maintaining a healthy lifestyle a priority for you? Maybe you've been interested in sports and athletics your whole life and you're looking for a way to integrate it into a rewarding career.

Go for gold and study exercise science at Harford. You'll learn how to help people live healthier lifestyles, improve their physical fitness, and reduce their risk of injury and disease. You can help people live longer, happier lives.


At Harford Community College, we offer an exercise science degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree and/or help you enter the workforce upon graduation.

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Science


No. of Credits:

Associate of Science: 60



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Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your exercise science studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in exercise sciences through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Introduction to Exercise Science

Contemporary Health Issues

Fitness Assessment and Program Design

Fitness Instruction

Advanced Weight Training

Exercise Science Internship

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in exercise science at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. You can also qualify to take the NCCA personal training certification exam which is recognized as the gold standard in the fitness industry.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland
  • Towson University
  • Salisbury University
  • Frostburg University

Potential Careers

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Leader
  • Health Club Professional
  • Community Health Leader
  • Physical Therapy
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Physiologist

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.