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2021-2022 Catalog SVC 
2021-2022 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health & Fitness Technician, AAS

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NOTE: This degree is no longer accepting new students.


The Health and Fitness Technician (HFT) program prepares students for work in the expanding health and fitness industry.

Students completing the first year curriculum will earn a certificate in Health & Fitness and are prepared for professional certification and employment. Students wishing to advance their education may continue with second year courses and earn the Associate in Applied Science Degree, AAS degree in Health and Fitness. The HFT AAS articulates with the Bachelor in Applied Science - Applied Management (BASAM) , which further prepares Health & Fitness graduates for management positions in fitness-related workplaces.

First year courses leading to a certificate in Health & Fitness include Foundations of Personal Training, Anatomy and Physiology for HFT, Fitness Testing, Nutrition, Kinesiology, Principles of Strength Training, Principles of Cardiorespiratory Training, and others. Second year courses leading to the Health & Fitness AAS include Group Fitness Instructor Preparation, Principles of Exercise Science, Psychology, Biology, Introduction to Business, and others. Common job titles include Personal Trainer, Fitness Trainer, Fitness Specialist, Health Coach, and Group Fitness Instructor.

Sample Career Options

Degree Intent and Transfer Options

Upon completion, Workforce degrees and/or certificates are intended to give students the skills needed to move directly into employment. While these degrees are not intended to transfer to a university, students will be eligible to apply for admissions to Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science - Applied Management (BASAM) degree  and in some cases, could transfer to other schools. If you are interested in continuing your education by entering a bachelor’s degree program, please work closely with your Academic Advisor and Department Chair.

Program Map

Program Maps are an integral part of the Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a recommended quarterly sequence of courses for a full-time student to earn this degree within two years. The courses align with the appropriate number of credits to meet degree requirements and is designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, required of all SVC students. Please consult with an SVC Advisor to schedule courses and develop your personal Educational Plan.

93 credits

First Year

Fall Quarter

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 14

Second Year

Summer Quarter

Total Credits: 5

Fall Quarter

Total Credits: 13

Winter Quarter

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 13

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