Health and Fitness Science

Are you Interested in Becoming a…

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Health Coach
  • Fitness/Wellness Instructor
  • Fitness/Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness/Wellness Director

If so, apply for the new Health and Fitness Science Program!

View the Health and Fitness Science Curriculum Description and Outline of Required Coursework.

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Wages & Employment Trends

National

$15.88 hourly, $33,000 annual

Onslow County

$13.02 hourly

Projected Growth of Industry

National from 2012—2022 is 13%
North Carolina from 2012—2020 is 21%

Certification Possibilities

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be eligible for the following certification examinations:

  • ACE – American Council on Exercise
  • ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine
  • AFAA – Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
  • AHA – American Heart Association (First Aid and CPR)
  • ASEP – American Sport and Education Program (Sport First Aid)
  • NSCA-CPT – National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • NASM-CPT – National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • CI-CPT – The Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer

Exams may require CPR certification and a minimum of 18 years of age.