Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Planner for Health, Fitness, and Exercise Studies (A.S.)

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; commercial/corporate fitness, personal training, kinesiology, sports medicine, sports conditioning, sport management and recreation and parks. Students may transfer to a four-year institution in exercise science, kinesiology, sport management, sports medicine, and 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 department chair.

Faculty Contact ( Tiffin Bumpass

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 101 - Academic Writing and Research 1    OR
ENG 101A - Academic Writing and Research 1  

3 credit hours 

Mathematics GER  

3 credit hours

HEA 100 - Assessment and Theory of Fitness and Health  

3 credit hours

HEA 101 - Foundations of Health, Exercise and Sport  

3 credit hours

Arts & Humanities GER  
(two disciplines required - select one course from COM and select a course from a different Arts and Humanities)

3 credit hours



Term 2

Course Names Credits Term Taken Grade
ENG 102 - Academic Writing and Research 2   

3 credit hours 

HEA 111 - Personal and Community Health  

3 credit hours  

HEA 150 - Advanced First Aid, CPR and AED  

3 credit hours


Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select PSY 111 and one SOC from the following:

SOC 111 - Introduction to Sociology  OR​
SOC 105 - Exploring the Future  OR​
SOC 150 - Introduction to Aging Studies  

3 credit hours

BIO 101 - Fundamentals of Biology  

4 credit hours



Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Technology GER   
3 credit hours    
HEA 295 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries   3 credit hours    
BIO 233 - Anatomy and Physiology 1   4 credit hours    
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology   3 credit hours    
Must be chosen from the following to total 9 credits (consult with an advisor):
HEA 113 - Women’s Health  (crosslisted as GSS 113) 
HEA 117 - Healthy Aging For Women  (crosslisted as GSS 117)
HEA 137 - Weight Management: Utilizing Healthy Approaches to Diet and Physical Activity  (crosslisted as BIO 137)
HEA 138 - Nutrition for Fitness and Sport  (crosslisted as BIO 138)
HEA 230 - Personal Trainer Fundamentals  (4 credit hours)
HEA 231 - Health Coach  
BIO 135 - Principles of Nutrition  
SPT 123 - Sports in America  
SPT 232 - Sport Psychology  
ESI 103 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship  (formerly crosslisted as BPA 103)
3-4 credit hours    


Term 4

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
Must be chosen from list in Term 3
5-6 credit hours    
BIO 234 - Anatomy and Physiology 2  
4 credit hours       
Arts & Humanities GER  
(select one course from COM and select a course from a different Arts and Humanities)
3 credit hours    


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