The Health and Exercise Science program explores the effects of physical activity on the human body in an effort to understand how to maintain or improve health, fitness, and athletic performance.
Graduates of the program may transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree in exercise science or a related field or enter careers in fitness training, exercise physiology, personal training, coaching, health education, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning coaching, wellness coordination and many other health and physical fitness-centered fields.
Graduates of the program will be able to:
- Identify the components of the skeletal-muscular system in the human body and explain their function from an exercise and fitness standpoint.
- Explain the biological and psychological effects of health/wellness regimens.
- Recommend appropriate nutritional guidelines to meet the health goals of the individual.
- Evaluate and recommend appropriate program designs that meet the health and wellness goals of the individual.
- Summarize career pathways in the field of health, wellness, and sports studies.
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.