Provides the knowledge and skills called for in most situations in which emergency care is required and medical assistance is not excessively delayed. An introduction to CPR is included. Course will be taught by a Nationally Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. Grading is on a Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory basis.Students can not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
This is a first aid and CPR course geared towards the physical educator, coach, and/or fitness instructor. The course includes assessment and emergency care for sports related injuries, illness, spine, and musculoskeletal injuries. CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver are included. This program is used for certification by American Sport Education Program. Students may not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
A survey course that examines the roles and responsibilities of a personal trainer/fitness counselor. This course is designed to prepare the student for the role of the fitness trainer and for successful completion of an International Personal Trainer Certification. This course includes both theoretical information and practical application of knowledge and skills used by the trainer. Topics include exercise science, components of fitness, fitness assessments, leadership skills and business aspects of personal training. Case studies and projects will be used to apply concepts to the practical environment.
An experiential course that includes classroom discussion and internship opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of the fitness professional. This course is open to all students pursuing a certificate and/or degree in fitness/physical education, e.g., personal trainers, group exercise leaders, exercise specialists, and fitness managers. Prerequisite: PER 134, PER 172, or PER 183
An introduction to the science of nutrition as it applies to everyday life. Students will learn how to apply the logic of science to their own nutritional concerns. Topics include the six major nutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. The course also will examine energy balance, weight control, the digestive process, nutrition fads, supplements, fiber, and disease as it relates to nutrition and fitness. A dietary computer application is used throughout the semester to track personal dietary, energy, and fitness. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101.
This course is designed to prepare the exercise leader to work with people with arthritis. Developed in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, this course examines the common types, signs, symptoms, and special considerations of arthritis/rheumatic diseases. Exercise programming and instruction for people with arthritis is discussed and practiced. Students will participate in six hours of fieldwork as part of this curriculum. Prerequisites: HFN 134 or HFN 183, or HFN 180 and HFN 181 or Industry Certification in Group Exercise or Personal Training or permission of instructor or department chair.5 class hours and 1.5 laboratory hours
An intermediate level course designed for students interested in resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning as a means of enhancing athletic performance. Focus is on sport-specific programs that establish a sound fitness base while maximizing athletic potential.
An advanced level course for students interested in high intensity strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. The emphasis is on current research and its application to developing optimal muscle strength, volume and/or distribution.
HFN 190 should be taken at the end of the program.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Information for Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor
This page provides student with information about gainful employment for the Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor program offered at HCC.
A normal time of completing this program is 9 months for full-time students who are prepared for college level courses.
U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, title, and link to O*Net occupational and employment information for this program: