Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)

Description

The Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate prepares students to work in the field of health and fitness with a wide range of individuals including clients with chronic diseases, youth, older adults, and clients concerned with women’s health.

Related Programs

Program Code

HFSPC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in the health and fitness field with individuals including clients with chronic diseases, youth, older adults, and clients concerned with women’s health

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Personal Fitness Trainer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$15.25/hour (median pay)

Employment Outlook

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 13 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Certificate does not include co-op

Curriculum

Effective 2017-2018 academic year

Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)

Program Prerequisites: Meet with Program Chair

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
HFT 130 Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs 2 2 3
Semester 2      
HFT 164 Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 1 3 0 3
HFT 168 Health and Fitness Across the Life Span 2 3 0 3
Total Credits:   8 2 9

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

Contacts

Program Chair
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT
(513) 569-5713