KLAMATH FALLS — Launched this year, a new Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree program, Exercise Science Emphasis, at Klamath Community College (KCC) now provides further higher education opportunities thanks to a new articulation agreement with Eastern Oregon University (EOU).

The program was developed at KCC for individuals interested in pursuing career paths such as personal training, strength and conditioning, coaching, fitness training, corporate wellness provider, public health employees, or health education specialist.

The recently approved articulation agreement adds to these potential career paths through transfer of credits to EOU for students seeking a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Human Performance under EOU’s Physical Education and Sport, Exercise Science and Community Health Program. The EOU Health and Human Performance program is one of 43 bachelor’s degree programs offered online by EOU, meaning students who complete their associate degree through KCC do not need to relocate to La Grande to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Under the combined articulation opportunity, graduates can find careers in nutrition, medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy, education, or pursue a master’s degree in exercise science.

“This new partnership with Eastern Oregon University expands opportunities for students interested in a variety of possible Exercise Science careers,” said Joni Hansen, Exercise Science Program lead at KCC. “Now without having to leave Klamath, students can easily transfer in pursuit of their bachelor’s degree and beyond without a loss of credit or time. There are so many options for an exciting career in this field.”

The EOU articulation agreement is the latest in an ever-growing list of transferable credit partnerships with Oregon based universities to provide a seamless transition for KCC students to continue their pursuit of academic and career goals. Articulation agreements with institutions such as Oregon Tech, Southern Oregon University, Oregon State University, EOU, Chemeketa Community College, and Linfield College ensure KCC students who seek to transfer to partner schools will enter at a junior level with no loss of credits earned at KCC.

For more information visit http://www.klamathcc.edu.

Klamath Community College’s Baxter the Badger gets in reps at the KCC Wellness Center, where
students can study under the new Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer – Exercise Science Emphasis degree.