Aug 15, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Articulation Agreement

Pre-Exercise Science, A.A. (Western Michigan University - Clinical Exercise Science)

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Academic Program Code:  638

This academic program lays the foundation to transfer to Western Michigan University to obtain a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Clinical Exercise Science. This is accomplished by taking the first two years of the program at GRCC and transferring seamlessly to Western Michigan to complete the final two years of the program. This Exercise Science program prepares students for careers related to physical activity, exercise, health, and sports. The Clinical Exercise emphasis prepares students for careers related to physical therapy, physician assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, and other allied health careers; more education may be required depending on the chosen career path. By declaring this Articulated Pre-Major, students are on track to graduate with both an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University within four years (if enrolled in classes full-time).

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses transfer and satisfy requirements at Western Michigan University (WMU)

Students should contact WMU to obtain additional detailed information about transfer requirements. WMU ultimately makes the decisions about how each course will be used to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Students should also review the specific admission requirements for Western Michigan University and this WMU program.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of elective courses, which meets all GRCC and Western Michigan University requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list. Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below. Use transfer resources available and advising to select coursework based on Western Michigan University requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities General Education requirement.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Elective from a subject other than PY.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Prioirty II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

General Education - Mathematics

PY 201 - General Psychology  

BI 101 - General Biology  

EXS 184 - Introduction to Exercise Science                    

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education Course

General Education Course

EXS 202 - Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education and Sports  

WE 189 - Healthy Living        

Priority III Priority IV

BI 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  

CHM 130 - General Chemistry I  

CHM 131 - General Chemistry I Laboratory  

PH 125 - College Physics I  

WE 156 - CPR/AED/First Aid for Professional Rescuer         

General Education Course

BI 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

CHM 140 - General Chemistry II  

CHM 141 - General Chemistry II Laboratory  

PH 126 - College Physics II          

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult My Degree Path for specific degree requirements.

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