2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 24, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Fitness Development [FIT]

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This program in the Kinesiology Department  provides a theoretical and practical knowledge base for students who are interested in careers in health/fitness settings. Students in this program have the opportunity to prepare for careers in fitness management, health promotion and other wellness-related programs.

This program can lead to certification as a health/fitness instructor, personal trainer, and/or certified strength and conditioning specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 75 credit hours

Quantitative Skills - GE 1

Three credit hours, select one course from the following:

Liberal Arts Electives (26 credit hours)

D. Fitness Development Activity Requirements: 6 credit hours

Select each of the following:

F. Free Electives: 1-10 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the B.S. in Fitness Development over Four Years

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 17


  • (9-15 cr. hr.)
  • The suggested sequence represents a four-year plus summer internship schedule. It is possible to complete the program in four years with the internship scheduled for the final spring semester, provided EXS 371 is taken in the final fall semester.

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