Official Title of Major: Health, Fitness, and Exercise Studies, A.S.
Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.
Total Credit Hours: A minimum of 60
Learn more about the Health, Fitness, and Exercise Studies Program
Purpose: This program is for students to pursue career options in the health fitness industry including commercial/corporate fitness, personal training, kinesiology, sports medicine, sports conditioning, sport management and recreation and parks. Student may transfer to a four-year institution in exercise science, kinesiology, sport management, sports medicine, and recreation and parks.
Range of Occupations
- Personal trainer
- Fitness specialist for corporate/commercial, private, or municipal and community recreation
- Health coach
- Sport management
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Recreation and parks
Additional Program Requirements
Students must earn a grade of C or better in all program requirements. Consult with an academic advisor to ensure the most effective choice of courses to prepare for transferring to a four-year institution. Elective credits must be chosen with the approval of the academic chair or faculty adviser.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
Select one course from COM and select one course from a different Arts and Humanities.
Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits
Mathematics: 3 credits
(Must choose a general education mathematics course. See General Education Mathematics Requirements for a list of approved courses. Transfer students should consult with an academic advisor or with their transfer school before choosing a math course.)
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
Select PSY 111 and one SOC from SOC 111, 105 or 150.
Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits
Program Requirements: 25 credits
Program Electives (consult with an advisor): 9 credits
Must be chosen from the following (due to a variety of transfer requirements at four-year schools, students should consult with an academic advisor or with their transfer school before choosing their electives):
All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.
Satisfied by HEA 100 .
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Design and instruct individualized exercise programs for healthy adults and special populations.
- Apply current technology in the health, fitness and exercise industry.
- Identify aspects of diversity as they relate to health and wellness.
- Identify and critique health-related lifestyle behaviors including national fitness and nutritional guidelines, as they relate to the dimensions of wellness.
- Apply legal and ethical issues and professional responsibilities within their scope of practice.
- Demonstrate basic injury prevention techniques and perform first aid and basic life support procedures.
- Identify how the skeletal and neuromuscular structures of the human body adapt and contribute to human performance.
This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.
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