Aug 15, 2022  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Health & Fitness Science Certificate - Foundations of Health & Fitness Science (C45630B)


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The Foundations of Health & Fitness Science Certificate prepares students to understand the components of overall health and wellbeing, their interaction with one-another, and the best practices for improving each.  Upon completion of the Certificate, students will be able to identify what components are in need of enhancing, and the ability to develop an exercise and behavior modification plan to achieve this.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge of personal health and wellness.
  2. Identify personal change outcomes based on knowledge and practice.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the fitness components: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of personal and social dietary habits, coping mechanisms, safety practices, and other topics related to a high level wellness lifestyle.
  5. Develop and implement a personal fitness program based on scientifically recognized safety and training guidelines.

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Health and Fitness Science - Foundations of Health & Fitness Science Certificate MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to the college. 

  1. Complete Residency Determination
  2. Submit a Gaston College application
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Meet with an advisor and/or attend an information session
  5. Submit official high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
  6. Provide proof of course placement requirements

Total Program Hours: 12


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