Jul 20, 2024  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 

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 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. 

Lab/Clinical Fee

Level 1: $6 per lab hour for Art, Business, Health, Languages, and Math
Level 2: $12 per lab hour for Computer Information, and Natural Sciences
Level 3: $18 per lab hour for Engineering and Industrial, Central Sterile Processing, Health & Fitness Science/Physical Education, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technology, and Nurse Aide
Level 4: $24 per lab hour for Cosmetology, Esthetics, Veterinary Medical Technology, Practical Nursing, EMS, Associate Degree Nursing, and Health Information Technology
Malpractice Insurance (required for nursing and allied health services programs students): $13 per year

Total Program Hours: 12

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