Introduction to Health and Fitness Science Certificate

The Health and Fitness Science program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students will be trained in exercise science and be able to administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), there are currently 267,000 jobs in the field with an average of 33,500 anticipated to be added over the next few years.


* Requires a 2.8 unweighted high school GPA or qualifying benchmark test scores.
** Requires Health and Fitness Science Program Uniform - additional cost associated.
Course Prefix/Num Course Title  
Core Courses
BIO-168* Anatomy and Physiology I 4 SHC
BIO-169* Anatomy and Physiology II 4 SHC
HEA-112** First Aid and CPR 2 SHC
HFS-110** Exercise Science 4 SHC
Total SHC for Core Courses: 14 SHC
Other Major Courses
PED-110 Fit and Well for Life 2 SHC
PED-122 Yoga I 1 SHC
PED-217 Pilates I 1 SHC
Total SHC for Other Major Courses: 4 SHC
Total SHC for Program 18 SHC


Estimated Costs:

Textbooks $200-$300 per semester
Uniforms Up to $350
Consumable Supplies Up to $300
Background Check & Drug Screening $70
Immunizations Up to $220
ACE Certification $400
Health Physical Exam $220