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.
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