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
Dietitian or Sports Dietitian
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Health Club Management
Cardio Rehab Therapist
Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units
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.