Health Fitness and Nutrition

The 21st century has witnessed both epidemic obesity in the U.S. and the creation of highly specialized diets that promote wellness, even cure disease. So, it's easy to see why food and nutrition has become one of the hottest topics in the health care industry and society in general.

Nutrition science is the study of how our bodies transform everything from applesauce to zucchini into energy. It is the study of the nutrients that make up the food we eat and how our diet affects our overall health. Whether you're preparing for a career in the field of dietetics or are interested in nutrition for personal enrichment, you'll enjoy learning about this fascinating field.

Holyoke Community College offers the following degree and certificate options:


  1. A.S. Health, Fitness and Nutrition


  1. Health and Fitness Specialist
  2. Health and Fitness Management
  3. Group Exercise Leader
  4. Personal Trainer / Fitness Counselor
  5. Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  6. Firefighter Fitness Trainer
  7. Coaching


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040