The Health and Fitness Specialist Certification program prepares the student for a variety of employment opportunities within the health and fitness industry. Credits from the certificate program are transferable into the Health, Fitness, and Nutrition Associate of Science Degree program at HCC, or into other academic institutions.
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.