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

Health and Fitness Specialist Certificate


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CONTACT

Patti Mantia, 413.552.2449, pmantia@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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.

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.

PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 6 CREDITS


select from the following2

TOTAL: 29 CREDITS


NOTES

1HFN 290  should be taken as the final class in this program.

2Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to discuss elective choices.

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

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