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  Sep 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Fitness and Exercise, A.A.S.


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Fitness and exercise students will be taught the skills to pursue professions in fitness/exercise. Students will acquire an academic foundation in the fundamentals, principles of exercise and nutrition, as well as an understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Skills will focus on the development of expertise in fitness assessment, creative health and fitness programming, biomechanically sound exercise techniques, training methodology, lifestyle change prescription, personalized exercise leadership, and business practices. Courses in English, math, communication, exercise physiology, special populations, and administration of an exercise facility will prepare the student to be a qualified fitness professional.

I. General Education Core (16)


Area A: Communication (6 credits)


Area B: Humanities (3 credits)


Select one course from Area B .

Area C: Mathematics


(demonstrated competence required)

Placement into MATH 095  or completion of MATH 090  - with a grade of C or better

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (4 credits)


Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credits)


Choose one:


III. Electives (2)


Select two credits from the following group exercise courses:

Program Total: 65 credits


*Note: Completion of BIOL 221  and BIOL 222 , Anatomy and Physiology I and II with a grade of C or better will be accepted in place of BIOL 108 .

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