Health/Fitness Specialist, Associate
This degree prepares you for entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry. Specific course work and experiences prepare you to be certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Leader or Health/Fitness Instructor. Students develop fitness assessment skills with current technologies employed for anthropometric, cardiovascular and metabolic functioning.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Physical Activity in Health, Wellness, and Quality of Life: Graduates will design individual level programs that promote physical activity, health, and improve quality of life.
- Scientific Foundations of Kinesiology: Graduates will critically utilize scholarly material and apply an evidence based solution to a current problem in Kinesiology.
- Cultural, Historical, Philosophical Dimensions of Kinesiology: Graduates will critically evaluate and organize scholarly material to present philosophical dimensions of physical activity.
- Professional Development in Kinesiology: Graduates will analyze the discipline and sub-disciplines of Kinesiology selecting and describing an area of concentration.
- Technical Competency in Kinesiology: Graduates will be able to demonstrate technical competency in the evaluation of exercise and physical activity.
|KINS 101||Foundations in Kinesiology||3|
|KINS 105||Program Dev & Leadership||3|
|KINS 140||Health and Fitness||3|
|KINS 141||Introduction to Movement||3|
|KINS 202||Diversity & Inclusion in Sport||3|
|KINS 262||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 265||Personal Fitness Training||3|
|KINS 268||Fitness Eval I: Func Assessmnt||3|
|KINS 275||Nutrition Sprt Exer Performnce||3|
|KINS 295||Facility & Program Operations||3|
|BIOL 121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 122||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|CHEM 108||Applied Chemistry||3|
|CHEM 109||Applied Chemistry Lab||1|
|PSYC 101||Intro to Psychological Science||3|
General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 64 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.