Brunswick Online

Health and Fitness Science – Associate Degree (A45630)

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. Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in commercial fitness clubs, YMCA’s/YWCA’s, well programs in business and industry, Parks & Recreation Departments, and other organizations implementing exercise and fitness programs.

BCC also offers Health & Fitness Science, Athletic Training, Health Promotions, Health and Wellness Management, Sports Officiating, and Public Heath Certificate options.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 1
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 2
HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 3
HFS 110 Exercise Science 4
Semester Total 17-18
Spring Semester #1
BIO 155 Nutrition 3
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
HFS 111 Fitness & Exercise. Testing I 4
HFS 116 Prev & Care of Excer Injuries 3
Semester Total 17
Fall Semester #2
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
HEA 112 CPR & First Aid 2
HFS 120 Group Exercise Instruction 3
HFS 214 Health & Fitness Law 3
HFS 218 Lifestyle Change & Wellness 4
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #2
HFS 118 Fitness Facility Management 4
HFS 210 Personal Training 3
HFS 212 Exercise Programming 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I 1
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
Semester Total 17

Note: BCC students who complete the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Health & Fitness Science can seamlessly transfer to UNC Pembroke’s Health Promotion and Exercise Science Majors and if approved at UNC Wilmington.

*See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses.


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