Fitness and Exercise A.A.S. Degree
Fitness and exercise students will be taught the skills needed to pursue professions in the fitness/exercise industry. Students in the fitness/exercise program will acquire an academic foundation in the fundamentals, principles of exercise and nutrition as well as an understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Practical skills will focus on the development of expertise in fitness assessment, creative health and fitness programming, biomechanically sound exercise techniques, training methodology, lifestyle change prescription, personalized exercise leadership, and business practices. In addition, courses in English, math, communication, exercise physiology, special populations, and administration of an exercise facility will prepare the student to be a qualified fitness professional.
To view the curriculum for this program, check out the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire pdf of the catalog (2.27 MB). Since the printing of this catalog, there have been some additions and deletions. View the addendum for more information.
For a listing of when the following courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor. Please visit the Career and Transfer Programs Web page, where you will find worksheets with the most recent PSC catalog updates. The worksheets describe the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.