Exercise Science and Kinesiology

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree


Put your passion for sport and exercise to great use. Our Exercise Science and Kinesiology Transfer Major is a strong start to a four-year degree and a career focused on health. With low-cost tuition and guaranteed transfer agreements in place, EICC is the smart way to do your first two years.

What You Learn as an Exercise Science & Kinesiology Transfer Major

Get introduced to the structures and functions of the body. Study nutrition and physiological needs, and how every system in the body is connected. You also complete general education courses and some electives.

What Can I Do With an Exercise Science Degree? 

Help people focus on their health and grow stronger. Develop exercise programs to help the injured and ill recover. Be a fitness trainer or consultant. Work as an exercise physiologist or cardiac rehab specialist. Passionate about sports? Be an athletic director, trainer, or scout. 

A Solid Foundation


Eat this


What, why, and how to eat in all life stages.

Anatomy & Physiology

It's connected

Anatomy & Physiology

This two-semester survey course is part lecture and part lab.


What's it mean?


Organizing, interpreting, and presenting data.


How's it work?


Learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion, energy, momentum, and more.

What are Transfer Majors

The Exercise Science & Kinesiology Transfer Major is part of EICC's statewide Transfer Major associate's degree program. It was developed through a partnership between Iowa's community colleges, public universities, and many private colleges. It outlines the precise courses you need to complete if you want to transfer to a four-year college and study this specific major. The partner colleges and universities have approved the EICC courses, so all the credits you earn with us fully transfer toward your bachelor's degree.  It's streamlined and simple. 

If EICC is your first stop to a four-year degree, this is a great option!

This degree transfers to

Ames, Iowa 

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at ISU

See Iowa State Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Iowa City, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UI

See University of Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Cedar Falls, Iowa

  • 2.0 GPA required for transfer
  • +2 years estimated completion at UNI

See University of Northern Iowa Transfer Information

Contact an EICC Advisor about transferring

Keep Your Transfer Plan Current

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Maybe your intended next college has added a new major or maybe you’ve discovered a new interest. Check with your EICC advisor regularly and keep your own checklist going so you’re on the right path making the right progress.

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Scholarship Support

Employers throughout the region want you to succeed, which is why they stepped up to make your training and education more affordable. Learn more about the many scholarships funded by regional businesses, foundations, individuals, and the state of Iowa. Then apply.

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Complete 12 credit hours with 3.5 GPA, and your local chapter will send you an invite to join. Each of our colleges has a chapter which means you’ll be supported by your peers. PTK offers transfer scholarships, intellectual enrichment, and personal development.

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Counseling Services

Yes, you can do this. You can achieve your goals, and we are here to help. Need some coping strategies or just want to talk? Our Student Assistance Program provides free, confidential mental health services, including short-term counseling. Meet with a counselor in person or via Telehealth. Just call 309-779-2273 or 800-383-7900 to schedule an appointment.


Your Degree = Success

Planning to earn a bachelor’s? Start here, then transfer your credits or associate’s degree. Studies show community college students who transfer into a four-year do better than the students who started there as freshmen.

Get a remarkable education and remarkable head start at EICC.

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Contact the admissions representative from the college you plan to attend. If you’re not sure, you may contact any rep. Each can answer questions about any college or program.

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Exercise Science and Kinesiology Transfer Major: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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