Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Exercise Science  

Teacher: Ashley Knickerbocker (aknickfit@gmail.com / (804) 399-0933)


Exercise Science – Online (8th-12th grade)

Exercise Science is the study of movement and the effects of physical activity on the human body. This course offers a unique blend of anatomy and physiology, combined with social and historical aspects of sport. Students will study how exercise and nutrition influence health, fitness, performance, and disease prevention. They will learn the basics of how to write an exercise and nutrition plan, and they will learn about different careers in exercise science. Class will meet online once a week – we will occasionally have in-person meetings – TBD. The required text and student lab manual will be used to complete assignments. Projects and labs will provide students with hands-on application of material.


Required Text: TBD


Copy/Supply fee: $30 (check written to Ashley Knickerbocker due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)


Tuition fee: $400.00 ($40/month for 10 months, August - May or $44.45 month if prorated)


revised 8/3/2020

Ashley Knickerbocker
B.A. in History

Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County and received a history degree from VCU. She and her husband, David feel blessed to homeschool their three boys, Nathan (14), Justis (11) and Joshua (6), who also attend Bridge Academy. Her teaching experience began at ICCS Preschool during college and she has continued teaching both at home and in classroom settings since then. She taught art and PE as an enrichment course for Classical Conversations for 6 years and served as a CC lead teacher for 2 years before coming to Bridge Academy. She worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for eleven years at Chester Fitness. Both she and her boys love Bridge Academy and look forward to being part of this co-op for years to come!