May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Articulation Agreement

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

Academic Program Code:  635

This academic program lays the foundation to transfer to Western Michigan University to obtain a B.S. in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Applied Exercise Science. This is accomplished by taking the first two years of the program at GRCC and transferring seamlessly to WMU 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 Applied Exercise emphasis prepares students for careers related to health/fitness instruction, cardiac rehabilitation, and personal training. 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 General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities General Education requirement.

Social Sciences

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses

The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours still needed to reach the 60 credits required for graduation. Courses listed below satisfy Program Elective requirements at Western Michigan University.

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 Priority 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

EXS 202 - Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Education and Sports  

EXS 189 - Healthy Living                       


Priority III Priority IV

BI 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  

PH 115 - Technical Physics  

CHM 100 - Basic Chemistry  

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

Program Elective Course                            

General Education Course

BI 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

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 Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.