2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-24 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 (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The program is formally recognized by the NSCA.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication in both oral and written forms
  2. Integrate content knowledge within the fields of Kinesiology
  3. Perform the appropriate professional skill set required to be an expert personal trainer, corporate fitness, or strength and conditioning specialist
  4. Demonstrate professional development within Kinesiology

General Education: 30-33 credit hours

Activity Core: 3 credit hours

Select one course from the following:

Free Electives: 6-11 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

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