Health and Fitness Science
The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able to 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. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in commercial fitness clubs, YMCAs/YWCAs, wellness programs in business and industry, parks and recreation departments and other organizations implementing exercise and fitness programs.
- Administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals
- Teach specific exercise and fitness classes
- Provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities
- Strength and conditioning coach
- Health fitness professional
- Group exercise/aerobics instructor
- Personal trainer
- Wellness coach
- Athletic coach
The Associate of Health and Fitness Science degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Positive placement in a career in health and fitness: 83%
Pass rate on the personal training certification exam: 100%
Employer satisfaction with a graduate from the program: 100%
Graduate satisfaction in the program: 100%