Mar 01, 2024  

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

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 all “Basic Program Requirements” and “Electives” courses in order to earn the degree.
  5. See College catalog for graduation and MTA requirements.
    1. ENG 111A ; ENG 111B ; ENG 111C ; or ENG 111H  can be taken in place of ENG 111  
    2. Choose 1 LWA credit from: LWA 101 , LWA 106 , LWA 108  or LWA 111  
    3. POL 103W POL 212W POL 215W POL 220W POL 221W POL 223W POL 225W POL 228W , HIS 221W , HIS 222W  or HIS 237W  can be taken in place of POL 105W  
    4. Choose 1 LWA credit from: LWA 151 , LWA 152 , LWA 153 , LWA 154W , LWA 156W , LWA 157  or LWA 158  
    5. LW 222  can be taken in place of LWT 210  
    6. ENG 112A ; ENG 112H ; ENG 113 ; or ENG 211  can be taken in place of ENG 112  
    7. LWT 165  and LWT 170  can be taken in place of HSC 140  

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