Fitness and Health Sciences

Students in Fitness and Health Sciences

Course Description

In this pathway, students have the ability to achieve multiple certificates.  In the Fitness and Health courses, students will explore physical fitness techniques and skills required to become fitness trainers for groups or individuals.  In addition, nutrition and health are also studied for students to obtain the beginning level certification for nutrition through CCD.

What does Fitness and Health Sciences offer?

  • Learn and earn a certificate from the American Heart Association for CPR
  • Learn to demonstrate correct exercise form using a variety of equipment
  • Ability to modify an exercise for a physical limitation
  • Foundational sciences for fitness and wellness career fields
  • Opportunities to volunteer and shadow with fitness and wellness professionals
  • Develop skills needed to design effective exercise programs
  • Become comfortable in a position of educator and trainer in wellness
  • Three business partnerships that offer resources to the program

Benefits of the Fitness and Health Sciences class at CEC

  • Get into shape and workout regularly
  • Become familiar with new industry trends and workout with current equipment options
  • Understand the role food intake plays in health and human performance
  • Acquire skills needed to help you get a well-paying job that you enjoy
  • Increase your self-confidence in a business environment

Possible career choices in Fitness and Health Sciences

  • Personal Trainer or Small Group Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dietitian or Sports Dietitian
  • Weightroom Coach
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Club Management
  • Massage Therapist
  • Cardio Rehab Therapist

Course Credits

Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units

Concurrent Enrollment

CCD:  HWE 100, HWE 124, and HWE 143

Course Certifications Available

NASM personal trainer certification
CCD college certificate for beginning level nutrition

Currently attending a different school?

Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.

Dan DePintoSchool