Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Fitness

BS in Health and Fitness Degree 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 advanced degree study with meaningful educational experiences for careers in health, fitness, nutrition 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 including personal entrepreneurial ventures.

– In general, earning your Health and Fitness Degree with Wexford gives you the perfect foundation for a successful and rewarding career. No other degree program offers you the most directly applicable information for the widest range of jobs, careers or business ventures.

BS in Health and Fitness Degree 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

Arts & Humanities
HUM 207 Introduction to Technical Writing
HUM 208 Sport and American Society
HUM 222 Applied Mathematics in Exercise Science
Kinesiology
KIN 201 Kinesiology
KIN 203 Research Methods in Exercise Science
KIN 206 Biomechanics
KIN 210 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Lower Extremities
KIN 211 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Core
KIN 212 Advanced Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Upper Extremities
KIN 214 Concepts in Group Exercise
KIN 215 Applied Biomechanics
KIN 216 Ethics and Sports Management
KIN 217 Concepts in Strength Training
KIN 218 Concepts in Cardiovascular Training
KIN 219 Concepts in Power Training
KIN 220 Program Design for Special Populations
KIN 221 Speed, Agility and Quickness Training
KIN 223 Strength and Fitness Program Design Capstone
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
NSCI 202A Introduction to General Chemistry
NSCI 202B Introduction to Organic Chemistry
NSCI 202C Introduction to Biochemistry
Nutrition
NUTR 209 Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan
NUTR 213 Performance Nutrition and Supplementation
Psychology
PSY 204 Introduction to Sport Psychology

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