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Health Fitness Specialist - AAS

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Program Code: AAS.25710

This degree can stand alone or can lead to a bachelor's degree in Health Fitness, Exercise Physiology, or related field. The program prepares students to sit for two of the most nationally recognized fitness certification exams: The National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Personal Trainer Exam, and the American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer or Health Fitness Specialist Exam. This program will give the health fitness student the fundamental knowledge of exercise physiology; human anatomy and physiology; biomechanics; prevention and treatment of exerciserelated injuries; CPR, First Aid, and AED readiness skills; health appraisals and assessments; application of fitness principles and strength training; applicable knowledge of nutrition, weight management, stress management, and self-employment; skills in health fitness assessment, as well as designing and leading endurance and strength programs for diverse populations. In addition, upon completion of this associate degree, the health fitness specialist will also have attained the Delta College Personal Trainer Certificate.

Fall First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 14

Spring First Year:

Total Semester Credits: 7

Total Semester Credits: 14

Winter Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 15

Spring Second Year:

Total Semester Credits: 5

Total Credits: 71


  1. In addition to tuition, fees, and textbook costs, you may have to purchase special shoes, shirts, nametags, and provide transportation to all internship sites.
  2. Current CPR certification is required for admission to LWT 260 . Current CPR certification must be maintained throughout the program.
  3. You need to be aware that internship assignments may be outside the Tri-county area.
  4. A minimum grade of “C” (2.0 or higher) is required in BIO, HSC, LW, LWA, and LWT courses.
  5. See College catalog for graduation and MTA requirements.

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