KCTCS Transfer Pathway

Health and Exercise Science

Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science after completing your associate in arts at KCTCS?

If you are a current KCTCS student interested in a career in health and wellness, a degree from Transylvania just may be the right path for you.

KCTCS students who have completed their associate in arts degree with a 2.0 GPA or higher can transfer to Transylvania and earn their Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in health and exercise science. Through this pathway, students will fulfill three of the five areas of Transylvania’s general education pattern while at KCTCS and will need to complete as few as 72 hours (18 units) of coursework at Transylvania to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Thanks to our small class sizes, engaged faculty and ideal location in the heart of Lexington, Transylvania students have a wide range of educational and pre-professional opportunities available to them.

Transylvania University’s health and exercise science degree program focuses on scientific approaches to human movement. You’ll gain knowledge about the role of physical activity and health in your life, and benefit from our faculty’s expertise in physiology, nutrition and biomechanics.

Thanks to our location in the heart of Lexington, Transylvania health and exercise science majors can secure internships with major local employers, like UK Health Care, Baptist Health and the Lexington Clinic, applying concepts learned in the classroom to practical experiences.

Our average class size of 15 and 11:1 student-faculty ratio ensure you’ll receive personalized attention — and potentially the opportunity to complete summer undergraduate research under the direction of a professor. You’ll get to know your classmates and make lifelong connections.

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Personalize your transfer experience

Our transfer adviser is here to ensure that you maximize your credits and earn your Transy degree. We provide strategic planning and a supportive community to help you find your path. Contact us at (859) 233-8242 to get started.

Possible career options for health and exercise science majors:

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Cardio rehab specialist
  • College professor/coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Athletic training