BS in Health and Fitness Program Description
- The purpose of the BS degree program is to prepare students for a career in the health/fitness and/or wellness industries. Careers include Wellness Consultant, Health Club Administrator, Corporate Wellness Director, Fitness/Wellness Entrepreneur and other related fields.
- The BS degree prepares students for postbaccalaureate study with meaningful educational experiences for careers in health, fitness and human performance.
- Successful graduates of the BS degree will have a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and competencies required to be an effective leader in the field of Health Science.
- Students advancing to a graduate degree or professional designation will find opportunities in a wide range of career choices, such as: Exercise Scientist, Sport Psychologist, Kinesiologist, Health Educator, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Corporate Wellness Director, Physical Therapy and other related fields.
BS in Health and Fitness Program Objectives:
- Comprehensive understanding of the sciences currently applied in the field, such as biomechanics, nutrition, exercise physiology, advanced. program design and sports psychology
- Candidates will be able to utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to enhance health, prevent disease and disability.
- Ability to effectively address conditions related to hypokinetic illness, chronic disease states, special populations, or other health etiologies
Development of analytical and critical thinking skills.
Courses in the Bachelors of Science Degree in Health and Fitness
BS 201 Kinesiology
BS 202A Introduction to General Chemistry
BS 202B Introduction to Organic Chemistry
BS 202C Introduction to Biochemistry
BS 203 Research Methods in Exercise Science
BS 204 Introduction to Sport Psychology
BS 206 Biomechanics
BS 207 Introduction to Technical Writing
BS 208 Sport and American Society
BS 209 Advanced Nutrition
BS 210 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Lower Extremities
BS 211 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Core
BS 212 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Upper Extremities
BS 213 Performance Nutrition and Supplementation
BS 214 Concepts in Group Exercise
BS 215 Applied Biomechanics
BS 216 Ethics and Sport Management
BS 217 Concepts in Strength Training
BS 218 Concepts in Cardiovascular Training
BS 219 Concepts in Power Training
BS 220 Program Design for Special Populations
BS 221 Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
BS 222 Applied Mathematics in Exercise Science
BS 223 Strength and Fitness Program Design Capstone