Health and Fitness Specialist Certificate - M100



  • Overview

    The Health and Fitness Specialist Certification program prepares the studentfor a variety of employment opportunities within the health and fitness industry.Credits from the certificate program are transferable into the Associateof Science Degree program at HCC or other academic institutions.

    Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

    • Define the roles and responsibilities of the exercise leader.
    • Identify and discuss the components of fitness and explain how they relate to wellness.
    • Describe and discuss human movement from physiological and biomechanical perspectives.
    • Define and discuss ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) guidelines for fitness programs.
    • Discuss exercise programming considerations for populations with medical concerns and explain basic emergency medical care.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in technical skills related to exercise science and/or nutrition.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal communication skills.
    • Meet objectives required for successful completion of national certification exams when appropriate.

    Gainful Employment Disclosure


    • Certificate

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040