School of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science
Health Fitness Specialist Program
- Personal Fitness Trainer - employed in the fitness industry to assess fitness status of clients and prescribe physical activity and exercise to imporve fitness parameters.
- Exercise Test Technologist - employed in clinical settings to assist in
administering fitness testing activities with individuals suffering from a
medical condition under the direction of medical staff.
This degree prepares you for entry-level positions in the health and fitness
industry. Specific course work and experiences prepare you to be certified by
the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Leader or an Exercise
Test technologist, as well as certification by the National Strength and Conditioning
Association as a Certified Personal Trainer. Students develop fitness assessment
skills with current technologies employed for anthropometric, cardiovascular
and metabolic functioning.