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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Health and Exercise Science, A.S.


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Program Design

The Health and Exercise Science associate degree program is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate institution to continue their education in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, athletic training, recreation and public health.   Students who complete this program will also receive a State of Connecticut Coaching Certificate.

Curriculum

Students may select a full- or part-time plan, attending day or evening. The Health and Exercise Science program is designed for students who have an interest in understanding the importance of physical activity and exercise and their direct connection to the prevention of disease, and the promotion of wellness and good health. It offers a mix of theory, applied courses and internships for majors. The courses in the program address the biophysical, physiological, health and socio-cultural aspects of the need for physical activity and exercise in our daily lives. Understanding the human body and the role of exercise in the prevention of disease are important aspects of this degree program.

The program includes six core courses that apply specifically to Health and Exercise Science (HPE), eleven liberal arts and science courses with an emphasis on the sciences, and seven elective courses.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all Health and Exercise Science degree program requirements, graduates will:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of fitness, health and wellness.
  2. Evaluate a subject’s wellness profile.
  3. Understand the basic concepts of nutrition and prepare diet analyses.
  4. Develop a behavioral modification plan to maximize the health and fitness of a subject.
  5. Implement a behavioral modification plan to maximize the health and fitness of a subject.
  6. Evaluate and develop a recreation program for children and adults with disabilities.
  7. Apply concepts of fitness, health and wellness at a fieldwork placement site.

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60


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