Academics

Wake Tech and NC Wesleyan College Announce New Collaboration

Program Expands Educational Opportunities for Health and Fitness Graduates

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 10, 2019) - A collaboration between Wake Tech Community College and North Carolina Wesleyan College will give Wake Tech graduates new options for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.

The program allows graduates of Wake Tech’s Associate of Applied Science degree in Health and Fitness to earn a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree from NC Wesleyan.

Wake Tech students will be able to complete exercise science coursework over the summer at the Scott Northern Wake Campus in seated and hybrid formats. Wake Tech will provide two to three classrooms, along with access to the exercise science laboratory. During the fall and spring semesters, students will complete their general education requirements online or at NC Wesleyan’s Durham campus.

“This agreement is expected to provide our students with a convenient, cost-effective opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise science,” said Chris Kacyon, Wake Tech Health and Fitness Science Department Head. “The program will give them a chance to deepen their knowledge of human physiology.”

Dr. Evan Duff, NC Wesleyan Interim President agreed: “We are excited to enhance our long-term partnership with Wake Tech to expand the educational opportunities for Wake Tech students seeking a four-year degree.”

Wake Tech’s Health and Fitness Science program is accredited by CAAHEP, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students are trained in exercise science and can administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities.    

NC Wesleyan’s Exercise Science Program is also accredited by CAAHEP.

The NC Wesleyan partnership is the latest in a series of transfer agreements between Wake Tech and four-year institutions, both public and private.