Exercise 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.

Program LengthProgram TimesHigh School Credits
Four SemestersAM: 8:20-10:40
PM: 1:15-3:40
10 Elective Credits
5 PE Credits
College Credit
Semester 1Semester 2
HWE 1061- Fitness and Wellness
HWE 1068 (Advanced students only)- Certified Personal Trainer Prep
HWE 1080- Internship (advanced students only)

HWE 1050- Human Nutrition
HWE 1054- Applied Nutrition

College Certifications:

Food, Nutrition, & Wellness CertificateCertified Personal Trainer Prep Certificate
HWE 1050
HWE 1061
HWE 1054
HWE 1050
HWE 1061
HWE 1068
HWE 1080

Capstone Completion: 

Capstone requires NASM industry certificate and takes 4 semesters minimum.

(must take class for two years to sit for industry examinations)

  • Secondary certification in Food, Nutrition, and Wellness is included for Capstone, however the secondary certification in Fitness is not eligible for Capstone, but is a beginning level certification through CCD that builds towards an AAS degree with articulation to Metropolitan State University in Exercise Science.
Industry Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist

  • NASM has age requirements and cannot be obtained until senior year.
Related Careers
  • Personal Trainer
  • Dietician
  • Nutritionist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Certified Strength
  • Conditioning Specialist
Zachary WilliamsSchool CounselorCounselingzachary_williams@dpsk12.net

Speak with your school counselor about attending part-time or contact CEC Counselor, Zachary Williams for more information.