Sep 19, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Health, Fitness, and Nutrition, A.S.


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CONTACT

Patti Mantia, 413.552.2449, pmantia@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Associate of Science Degree in Health, Fitness and Nutrition provides a sound academic foundation for the student who wants to pursue a career in health and fitness and/or transfer to a 4-year program in exercise science.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the exercise leader
  • Identify and discuss the components of fitness and explain how they relate to wellness
  • Describe and discuss human movement from physiological and biomechanical perspectives
  • Define and discuss ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) guidelines for fitness programs
  • Discuss exercise programming considerations for populations with medical concerns and explain basic emergency medical care
  • Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills related to exercise science and/or nutrition
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication skills
  • Meet objectives required for successful completion of national certification exams when appropriate
  • Meet minimum criteria for transfer to four-year program and/or gain employment in the field of Health, Fitness, and Nutrition.

PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 9 CREDITS


  • HFN Elective Credit(s): 32
  • HFN Elective Credit(s): 32
  • HFN Elective Credit(s): 12
  • HFN Elective Credit(s): 12
  • HFN Elective Credit(s): 12

TOTAL: 63-64 CREDITS


NOTES

1HFN 290  should be taken at the end of the program.

2Students wishing to select non-HFN elective options should seek approval from the Department Chair.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

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