Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 semesters
Transferability: Transferable, Guaranteed Transfer (GT)
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Pikes Peak Community College offers several different types of Health and Wellness
courses to help you learn more about nutrition, first aid, your body, and to enhance
your physical fitness.
The Associate of Applied Science Health, Wellness, and Fitness is a gateway for students interested in a career in a health, wellness, and fitness field. The program emphasizes the fundamentals of exercise science, nutrition, and health and wellness promotion. The Health, Wellness, and Fitness degree is the educational pathway for a career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialized fitness instructor, worksite wellness coordinator, and health and wellness coaching.
Students who pursue a health, wellness, & fitness degree will study nutrition, weight management, fitness, CPR, and more!
Introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. This course focuses on macro and micro nutrients and their effects on the functions of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on the application of wellness, disease, and lifespan as it pertains to nutrition.
Prepares the student for certification in CPR and Basic First Aid. Skills will include basic life support, airway obstruction, control of bleeding, shock, and patient care for the unconscious.
Explores the six components of wellness: physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and occupational. Topics include health risks, wellness behaviors, and personal behavior change in the areas of nutrition; exercise; substance abuse; stress management; cardiovascular and cancer risk factors; the aging process; and violence, death, and dying in our society. Provides tools to complete self-assessments and develop a wellness program for a healthier lifestyle across a lifespan.
Introduces the discipline of kinesiology, including the effects of physical activity and exercise on the human physiology and human experience. The course also explores career options including expectations of professionals in the field.
Focuses on the concepts of improved performance in all fitness areas. Emphasis is placed on how carbohydrates, fat, and protein impact performance, and the relationship between metabolism and weight for all populations. Addresses unhealthy diets, eating patterns, and behavior modifications to change negative food relationships within a variety of populations.view in catalog
Upon completion of the Health, Wellness, and Fitness degree program, students should be able to:
Total: 16-17 Credit Hours
Total: 14.5 Credit Hours
Total: 14 Credit Hours
Total: 16 Credit Hours
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