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Human Performance and Health Promotion A.S.
The HPHP A.S. degree prepares students to seek employment upon graduation in fitness centers, corporate wellness programs, or recreational facilities.
The content covered in this program prepares students to obtain Personal Trainer Certification from nationally recognized organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine. The curriculum includes a strong foundation in math and science, along with basic fitness-related classes in general fitness and wellness and exercise physiology. The program is unique in its inclusion of two exercise physiology classes to ensure the complete and comprehensive understanding, by the student, of the body’s response to exercise. Students are taught to handle a diverse set of exercise and fitness situations to strengthen their confidence and marketability in the field.
The goal of the program is to produce well-rounded, skilled and confident graduates who are prepared to positively and effectively contribute to the health/fitness field.
Upon completion of their degree, students will be able to:
- Describe the role of physical activity in the prevention of and treatment of five common chronic diseases: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, and metabolic syndrome.
- Describe the chronic and acute responses of the body to physical activity.
- Distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic physical exercise and recommend activities to specifically test or to train either system.
- Model proper attire and behavior in an exercise-related profession
- Accurately assess a client’s heart rate and blood pressure at rest and during physical activity.