Programs of Study

Recreation Leadership: Fitness

Degree: AAS  |  Graduation Requirements: 61 credits

Program Summary:

Share your passion for fitness! Work as a certified personal trainer in fitness centers, athletic venues, spas and health clubs, hotels, resorts and cruise lines.

Graduates of the Recreation Leadership: Fitness – AAS will have will have demonstrated:

  • Knowledge in the processes of human growth and development and their effect on skill development
  • Ability to analyze skills and improve movement in self and others through an understanding of the concepts and principles of motor behavior
  • An understanding of body composition, methods to assess body composition, and principles of weight management
  • An understanding of nutrition as it relates to health and fitness
  • An understanding of the health-related components of physical fitness
  • CPR and First Aid certification
  • A basic understanding of the fields of recreation, leisure, sport management, physical education, and coaching and how they relate to fitness

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  • Knowledge and understanding of the entrepreneurial process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling as well as advertising and marketing within the fitness field

  • Preparation for national certification, employment, and/or further study

PE, Sport, Recreation & Leisure
Composition I
General Psychology*
Nutrition w/ Lab
PED prefix course
ENG/HUM/FLA prefix course
Principles of Management
Introduction to Biology I w/ LAB
REL 1505 Philosophy of Sport
PED A course with the PED prefix
Fundamentals of Speech
Health Sciences Applied to Coaching
Theory & Techniques of Coaching
Essentials of Personal Fitness Training I
Physical Fitness & Wellness
Advanced First Aid and CPR
Principles of Marketing
Elective by Advisement
Elementary Statistics
Motor Learning
Sport Psychology
Essentials of Personal
Fitness Training II

*a grade of C or better is required




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