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, YMCA’s/YWCA’s, wellness programs in business and industry, Parks & Recreation Departments and other organizations implementing exercise & fitness programs.

Award Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Health and Fitness Science Degree (A45630)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Health and Fitness Science

Curriculum Code: A45630

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 1
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
PSF 110 Exercise Science 4 0 4
PSF 111 Fitness & Exercise Testing I 3 2 4
13 7 16
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 4
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 2
PED 120 Walking for Fitness or 0 3 1
PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run (0) (3) (1)
PSF 116 Prevention & Care of Exercise Related Injuries
2 2 3
9 10 13
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication or 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3) (0) (3)
PED 119 Circuit Training 0 3 1
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
9 3 10
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
HEA 112 First Aid & CPR
1 2 2
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 3
MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 0 2 1
PED 117 Weight Training I 0 3 1
PED 122 Yoga I or 0 2 1
PED 111 Physical Fitness (0) (3) (1)
PSF 120 Group Exercise Instruction 2 2 3
PSF 218 Lifestyle Changes/Wellness 3 2 4
9 13 15
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
BIO 155 Nutrition
3 0 3
PED 118 Weight Training II 0 3 1
PSF 118 Fitness Facility Management 4 0 4
PSF 212 Exercise Programming 2 2 3
PSF 210 Personal Training 2 2 3
11 7 14
Total Semester Hours: 68

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