Ivy Tech offers New Kinesiology and Exercise Science degree

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is offering a new degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. The new Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is career-focused and stackable, allowing students to earn three technical certificates on their way to earning the degree: Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, and Inclusive Fitness Trainer. The new program brings 13 new courses including strength training, nutrition, sport psychology, fitness facility management and more.

An information session about the new program will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 5:00 to 6:00p.m. in room D204 at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington, 200 Daniels Way.

The new AAS degree is an addition to the Kinesiology and Exercise Science department, which also offers an Associate of Science (AS) degree. While both degrees are career-focused, the AS is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree before entering the workforce. The new AAS is a stackable program, and students who earn the certificates are eligible for employment while they are still in school, and immediately after they graduate. Both programs are tailored to prepare students for certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine. In addition, they prepare students for professional certifications from all major national certifying organizations, including NASM, NSCA, ACE, and others.

“The job market is competitive, but graduates of the new AAS program will have an immediate leg up on other personal trainers by pursuing these specialized certificates,” said John Branigin, Kinesiology and Exercise Science department chair. “The certificates show students have learned a wide range of skills for a wide range of workplaces.”

For information about the new Kinesiology and Exercise Science degree, contact John Branigin at jbranigin1@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6286.

Fall classes begin August 22 but students should enroll before Friday, August 12 to be prepared for the first day of classes.  Visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington to enroll or stop by campus located on the west side of Bloomington at 200 Daniels Way. Questions? Call (812) 330-6013.


Ivy Tech offers new EMT class in Bedford

BEDFORD, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is now offering an EMT certification prep class in Bedford. The class is designed for adults who are looking to start a career as an EMT or are interested in working in the healthcare field. Students can finish the class in 16 weeks by taking classes Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Classes begin Monday, August 22 but students should enroll by the deadline of Friday, August 12.

“The EMT certificate is a great stepping stone to a career in health care,” said Rodney Taylor, Paramedic Science program chair at Ivy Tech Bloomington. “The EMT certificate is geared toward employment, but the training also counts toward a Paramedic Science degree.”

Ivy Tech EMT and Paramedic Science graduates are employed by IU Health Bedford, IU Health Bloomington, IU Health Paoli, Owen County EMS, Greene County Ambulance, Brown Township Fire Department, Indianapolis EMS, Care Ambulance, Seals Ambulance, and many others.

The EMT certification class will be conveniently located in Bedford and take place at the StoneGate Arts and Education Center, located at 405 I Street.

To learn more about the EMT certification preparation class, contact Rodney Taylor at rtaylor90@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6122 or Vonda Clay at vclay@ivytech.edu or l 812-279-8126.

For a full list of Ivy Tech classes offered in Bedford visit www.ivytech.edu/bedford.

About Stone Gate Arts and Education Center

The Stone Gate Arts and Education Center is a collaborative partnership between the City of Bedford, educators, and industry partners to focus on education and workforce development. By partnering with the Center, Ivy Tech Community College offers classes close to home for residents of Lawrence County.