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Exploration of Exercise & Sport Science


Andy BriggsAndrew Briggs



CEbyCarrie Eby





Exploration of Exercise & Sport Science is offered Blocks 1-2 and 2-3 during the fall semester and spring semesters.


Waukee Innovation and Learning Center

Premiere partner:
Waukee Family YMCA, 210 N. Warrior Lane, Waukee, IA

Course Description

The foundation of this course is about improving the quality of life through the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a personal trainer and related careers. Students will be able to work with business partners to complete projects that many colleges don’t even offer. This course teaches students about in-demand careers that are more exercise-based.

Course Guide

Career Opportunities

Students will be connected to industry partners to explore projects and career opportunities such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics, and chiropractic.

Curriculum Advisory Team

  • Warren Franke, Iowa State University
  • Zeb Sullivan, Grand View University
  • David Senchina, Drake University
  • James Lang, Des Moines University
  • Susan Bravard, Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Irene Lewis-McCormick, Orange Therapy Fitness
  • Andrew Briggs, Prairieview School, Waukee
  • Amanda Weeks, Waukee High School
  • Melissa Clark-Wharff, Courage League Sports
  • Aryn McLaren, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative
  • Jami Haberl, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative
  • Ann Boesen, Prairieview School, Waukee
  • Emily Bates, Physiotherapy Associates
  • Jacy Downey, Simpson College
  • Nicci Whalen, Simpson College
  • Brooke Johnson, UnityPoint Emergency Room
  • Dr. Steve Langdon, Mercy College of Health Sciences
  • Jenny Spry-Knutson, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Michael Lentsch, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Randy Mead, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Dr. Michael Lyons, Waukee APEX
  • Michelle Hill, Waukee APEX
  • Peg Armstrong-Gustafson, Amson Technology