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Sports and Fitness Management Degree

The Sports and Fitness Management program is an application-based course of classes that focus on preparing students for entry to mid-level management positions in the sport fitness profession, as well as qualifies them to sit for a national certification exam for certified health fitness trainers. Program graduates will receive an Associate Degree in Sports and Fitness Management upon completion.

Statement of Purpose: The program of study emphasizes opportunities that provide students with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes required to work in the health and wellness industry. Upon completion of studies, graduates are eligible to obtain certification from a variety of certifying bodies including American Council on Exercise and American College of Sports Medicine

Program Objectives: The knowledge and skills emphasized in this program include ethical obligations of business management and wellness; basic concepts of health promotion strategies, communication, basic principles of exercise physiology, human anatomy and bio-mechanics. Critical thinking strategies are combined with theoretical knowledge to make decisions which promote and facilitate effective health fitness plans.

Program Admission Requirements

1. Present official documentation of an earned high school diploma or official GED scores.

2. Be at least 18 years old.

3. Present appropriate test scores, or present an official college transcript with grades of "C" or better.

4. No provisional and/or special admission allowed in the program.

5. Minimum Test Scores:

COMPASS Testing required as follows:

Reading 79

English 62

Mathematics n/a

Algebra 37

62 Semester Hours

FIRST SEMESTER

Hrs

SEMN 1000 - First Semester Seminar

ˉ

ALHS 1040 - Introduction to Healthcare

3

COMP 1000 - Introduction to Computers

3

ENGL 1101 - Composition and Rhetoric

3

SFMA 2110 - Health Concepts

3

SECOND SEMESTER

Hrs

ALHS 1090 - Medical Terminology

2

MATH 1111 - College Algebra

3

MGMT 1100 - Principles of Management

3

SFMA 1210 - Certified Personal Trainer I

4

THIRD SEMESTER

Hrs

BIOL 2113 - Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113L - Anatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

PSYC 1101 - Introductory Psychology

or

SOCI 1101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

 

(3)

SFMA 1220 - Certified Personal Trainer II

4

SFMA 1240 - Seminar in Sports and Fitness

2

FOURTH SEMESTER

Hrs

MGMT 1135 - Managerial Accounting & Finance

or

ACCT 1100 - Financial Accounting I

 

3

 

(3)

BIOL 2114 - Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114L - Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

MGMT 1110 - Employment Law

or

MKTG 1130 - Business Regulations and Compliance

3

 

(3)

SFMA 1200 - Nutrition for Sports

3

FIFTH SEMESTER

Hrs

ECON 1101 - Principles of Economics

or

ECON 2105 - Macroeconomics

or

ECON 2106 - Microeconomics

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

HUMN 1101 -Introduction to Humanities

or

ARTS 1101 - Art Appreciation

or

MUSC 1101 - Music Appreciation

3

 

(3)

 

(3)

SFMA 2216 - Sports Administration and Health Promotion

3

SFMA 2275 - Advanced Health Fitness Trainer

3

Remarks:
If needed, developmental courses should be completed during the first semester.

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

AREA I

LANGUAGE ARTS/COMMUNICATION
*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours
**Successful completion of ENGL 1101 is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:
English Composition
Foreign Languages
Communication/Speech

AREA II

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours
**Successful completion of a Social/Behavioral Sciences is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:
Economics
Political Science
Ethnology/Ethnic Studies
Psychology
History
Sociology

AREA III

NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS
*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours
**Successful completion of MATH 1100, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111 is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:
Astronomy
Physics
Biology
Mathematics
Chemistry
Computer Science

AREA IV

HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS
*Minimum 3 Semester Credit Hours
**Successful completion of a Humanities/Fine Arts is required

Courses may be taken from the following Academic Fields:
Art Appreciation
Music Appreciation
Theater Appreciation
Humanities
American Literature
English Literature
Film Studies & Criticism

***ANY COURSE LISTED ABOVE CAN BE USED AS A GENERAL CORE ELECTIVE

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