Health, Fitness and Nutrition - M115



  • Overview

    The Associate of Science Degree in Health, Fitness and Nutrition provides a sound academic foundation for the student who wants to pursue a career in health and fitness and/or transfer to a 4-year program in exercise science. Upon completion of the degree program, students 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.
    • Meet minimum criteria for transfer to four-year program and/or gain employment in the field of Health, Fitness, and Nutrition.


    • Degree

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040