RVCC, TCNJ Sign Transfer Agreement for Exercise Science Program

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) have entered into a new agreement that will offer RVCC graduates the opportunity to seamlessly transfer to TCNJ to continue their studies in Exercise Science.

 The new agreement will enable students who receive an Associate of Science in Exercise Science from RVCC to transfer into TCNJ’s Health and Exercise Science (HES) Program for the Exercise Science track. According to the agreement, RVCC students may transfer with junior status into the HES Bachelor’s Degree program, as long as all outlined courses, program requirements, and minimum grade point average standards are met. RVCC students may transfer up to 64 credits to TCNJ.

 “The new agreement with The College of New Jersey provides our Exercise Science students with a wonderful opportunity to complete their Bachelor’s Degree at a highly competitive NJ college, helping them stand out to potential employers in the fitness industry,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough. “RVCC is committed to providing our students with educational pathways to continue their higher education and prepare for successful careers in today’s competitive job market.”

 “The TCNJ HES Department has been impressed with the quality of students coming from RVCC. We hope that this articulation agreement encourages more RVCC students to consider TCNJ for their four-year degree,” said Dr. Anne C. Farrell, Professor/HPET Coordinator/HES Department Chair, School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science, TCNJ.

The Exercise Science major at TCNJ prepares students for a focused area of study in the applied sciences. The academic program concentrates on basic and applied physiology (at introductory and advanced levels), anatomy and kinesiology, biomechanics and nutrition and metabolism.  Graduates of the program have successfully completed graduate programs in medicine, health sciences (e.g.   physical   and occupational therapy, chiropractic, nutrition, etc.) and research.  Many students also have entered the strength and conditioning profession and are working as either personal trainers or strength and conditioning coaches. 

For additional information about the new agreement, contact Paul Michaud, RVCC’s Director of Transfer & Career Services, at 908-526-1200, ext. 8333

U.S. News & World Report just released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings and The College of New Jersey again received high marks. TCNJ ranked fourth overall and placed first among public colleges, in the “Best Regional Universities—North” category. TCNJ has held the top spot in its region among public colleges since 1991.

TCNJ is the top public college in the nation among institutions with 5,000-10,000 students, according to Money magazine’s 2018-19 “Best Colleges for Your Money.” The ranking considers measures of quality, affordability, and outcomes. Overall, TCNJ ranks 35th among all colleges and universities in the country and #2 in New Jersey (behind Princeton). Among all public colleges and universities, TCNJ ranked #23 nationally and #1 in New Jersey.

Ranked by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to  a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.


October 31, 2018
Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383
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