Health promotion is the science and art of helping people, organizations, and communities transform lifestyle behaviors to move toward a state of improved health, and reduction in chronic disease and health care costs. This certificate will provide a foundation of study that includes fitness, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, and psychology.
This certificate will benefit those interested in or seeking advancement in the field of personal fitness trainer, recreational therapist and workers, physical therapy assistants and aides, health fitness instructor, group fitness instructors, and fitness managers. This program of study will provide a holistic approach to the world of health, wellness, and fitness. Students will acquire the fundamental education necessary to stand apart from their peers seeking similar types of employment.
Program of Study
The certificate will consist of 16 undergraduate credits. All certificate courses are offered 100% online. Students should be comfortable with the online learning format.
Aligning with the University mission, the Certificate of Health Promotion: Fitness, provides students with targeted and specialized education to support professional advancement and to meet increasing needs of the population to become fit and stay fit. As the public begins to experience quality physical activity education across the lifespan, it is of utmost importance to have a qualified exercise trainer providing the education.
All interested students are required to consult with an academic advisor and/or program chair to plan the appropriate course sequencing and selection. The courses may be completed within a baccalaureate curriculum.
The program is open to the following prospective students with an interest in Holistic and Palliative End-of-Life Care.
Students will complete and undergraduate application for admission accompanied by a non-refundable admission fee.
Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.
HLT 322 Strength Training Essentials and Theory
HLT 326 Nutrition for Healthy Living
SCI 335 Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)
BBM 102 Introduction to Business
HLT 321 Personal Wellness
HLT 324 Personal Training Essentials
PSY 306 Behavior Modification
PSY 451 Health Psychology
HLT 324: A ten (10) hour Professional Trainer observation experience will be completed during this course. Students are required to obtain liability insurance prior to the start of the course. Information about the available insurance providers and the nominal fee is located within the course syllabus.