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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (3 + 1)

The School of Sport Science and Wellness Education is housed within the College of Health Professions. The exercise science program prepares students for various careers in health and fitness instruction, wellness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.

University of Akron Website – Exercise Science


Parallel LCCC Program

Associate of Applied Science, Sports & Fitness Management

AAS in Sports & Fitness Management to BS in Exercise Science, Fitness Management Curriculum Pathway

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Admission Requirements

Students wishing to enroll in the Exercise Science partnership should have completed the LCCC Associate of Applied Science in Sports and Fitness Management.  Students must have earned a minimum of 2.5 overall GPA, a minimum 2.5 GPA in Exercise Science, and earn a grade of “C” or better in all required courses.

Before applying to the UA program, the following courses must be taken at LCCC. (If you have 1 or 2 classes left to take, contact the Akron Advisor for permission to apply now)

  • HPED 165     Introduction to Exercise Science
  • HPED 274      Kinesiology
  • HPED 173      Biomechanics/Resistance Training
  • HLED 153      First Aid & Safety
  • HPED 152      Application of Activities Across a Lifespan
  • HPED 265      Prevent/Care of Sports Injuries
  • HPED 272      Exercise Physiology II
  • PEWL 151 186, 188 or 189,  PEFT 151 Stress Management, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi, or Lifetime Fitness
  • HPED 278      Cert. Prep Course
  • HPED 162      Fundamentals Sports Fitness Man
  • HPED 222      Fund. of Strength and Conditioning
  • AHLN110       Medical Terminology
  • HLED 221      Health Promotion and Behavior Change
  • HPED 261       Exercise Physiology I
  • HPED 166       Group Exercise Instructor
  • HLED 181       Nutrition & Weight Management
  • HPED 172       Exercise for Special Populations
  • HPED 285       Practicum & Seminar
  • HPED 277       Measure & Evaluation


Admission Requirements

  • Application can be initiated during the semester in which 60 semester hours will be earned
  • Students should have completed or have in progress their required Bridgework courses based on the major they are selecting
  • Be in good standing at the previously attended school with a 2.5 GPA
  • Students interested in the UA Williams Honors College should review the transfer student consideration for admission information.


Application Information

To apply to the Partnership with Akron, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an online University of Akron undergraduate application
  2. Apply as a Transfer Student and select the partnership major that begins with “Lorain CCC.”
  3. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. If you are Pell-eligible and need assistance with the fee, please apply for the NACAC Transfer Application fee waiver.  The downloadable form is within the link.
  4. Request all colleges and universities to send an official transcript directly to the University of Akron Admissions.
  5. Once your materials are in, check your email for an admission decision.
  6. You will schedule an advising appointment with your assigned Akron academic advisor.
  7. Not required. However, the Transfer New Student Orientation is available for resources and support services.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:
The University of Akron
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
277 E. Buchtel Ave
Akron, OH 44325

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?  

How do I know if I am in the University Partnership?

  • You are following the UP Curriculum Pathway from the associate to the bachelor’s degree.
    • For 2:2 degrees, you have been admitted to the partner institution and have registered for your first classes the upcoming semester, 3rd year of partner classes.  The first day of the 3rd year class, you are officially a UP student.
    • For 3:1 degrees, you are a UP student if you are registered for the 3rd year in either bridgework LCCC classes or UP partner classes. You may not be necessarily admitted with the UP partner just yet.  The first day of the 3rd year of UP or LCCC bridgework class, you are officially a UP student.
  • UP Office will use the email address your partner institution shares with us, which is once a semester, to email out a reminder to you about the UP program supports and services.
  • If you are unsure if you are in the UP, you are welcome to email or call the UP Office to verify your status.

How do I show proof I am a UP student to receive benefits and supports offered at LCCC

  • Go to the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library  (440) 366-4026.
  • Show your class registration for UP classes with the partner institution or LCCC bridgework classes.
  • Bass Library staff will place a color coded sticker on the back of your LCCC or partner institution ID card.  If you have no LCCC or UP ID card, a UP ID card will be issued to you.
  • You will need to get a new sticker (date specific) each semester that you are registered for UP partner classes.
  • An ID card is not required but would be needed if you are seeking benefits and supports at LCCC while in the partnership.
  • Supports and services are for Elyria Campus and the Learning Centers (Community Learning  Center at Lorain High School, Lorain Learning Center at City Center, LCCC Wellington Center, and University Partnership Ridge Campus).


Registration and Scheduling Information

  • Registration in University of Akron courses is limited to those accepted into the partnership programs.  You will work with your assigned adviser to complete registration in the course offerings each semester using your My Akron
  • Some courses may only be offered once per year. Please work with your UA adviser to determine the class selection
  • We would encourage you to work with an LCCC Adviser to receive assistance in the registration of any LCCC courses you continue to take in the program, i.e., General Education Courses

Tuition/Fee information

  • Students taking courses through UA and LCCC must complete an AdHoc Consortium agreement and a transient permission form. Your adviser will assist you in this process each semester
  • All fees are subject to change. Please contact our Office of Student Financial Aid or Student Accounts at Akron if you have additional questions.


For More Information

Prospective Students 
Olivia Rado
(330) 972-6624
Appointment Scheduling – be sure to indicate a “meeting with Olivia Rado” and “University Partnership” or “UP prospective student” in the comments box

Spring 2023 Visit Days at LCCC

  • Tuesday, February 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sign-up for an in-person appointment at the LCCC University Center (UC) in Room 116 during one of the Visit Days.

For Admitted Students
Joan Ogg
Schedule an appointment online. The notes indicate you are an LCCC student when scheduling.

See the University of Akron Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.  

The University of Akron Discovering Diversity Day

Join one of our UP partners, The University of Akron (UA), as they host Discovering Diversity Day on Friday, February 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the UA campus. Discovering Diversity Day is for underrepresented students interested in learning more about UA and their multicultural excellence and support. Students will have the opportunity to hear from the UA transfer center, go on a campus tour, learn about financial aid and scholarships, and more! Registration for this event is open and will stay open until midnight the day before the event. View the flier for more information and visit the website to learn more and register.