Jun 26, 2022  
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2022-23 Gaston College Catalog

Health & Fitness Science, A.A.S. (A45630)


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The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry.

Students will be trained in exercise science and be able to administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in commercial fitness clubs, YMCAs/YWCAs, wellness programs in business and industry, Parks & Recreation Departments and other organizations implementing exercise & fitness programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate competency and knowledge of kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  2. Demonstrate, instruct, and administer proper exercise testing methods.
  3. Design, plan, and lead individual and group exercise programs.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a successful and proficient personal trainer.
  5. Demonstrate competency and knowledge of fitness facility management.

Course Selection Information

Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.

Student Program Priorities:

  1. HFS 110  
  2. HFS 111  

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to this program MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for General Admission to the College. In addition, students will need to demonstrate college readiness for English and math as exhibited through the college placement test, a placement test waiver, or completion of the acceptable coursework. Your academic advisor will be able to assist you in determining your college readiness and will develop an academic plan, review progress, address issues, and confirm all minimum requirements are met for this program. 

FIRST YEAR


SECOND YEAR


Humanities/Fine Arts Electives


Select one (1) course from the following:

Total Program Hours: 66


Note(s):


A math course is required for all HFS students. The College will advise all HFS students to take three (3) hours in math. An additional Chemistry course is available for those HFS students who will be preparing for their Baccalaureate degree at UNC Charlotte.

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