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Health & Fitness Science

Health & Fitness Science of Catawba Valley Community College

The Health & Fitness Science associate degree is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry.

The HFS program consists of 71-72 credits (two year program). CVCC’s Career Services will
work closely with second year students toward professional employment.  Leverage your passion for fitness into an exciting and fulfilling occupation. Our job growth potential continues to rise as indicated by Matt Dotson of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in our Health and Fitness Science program and unlock the door to a future with many exciting opportunities.

Students will be trained in exercise science and be able to administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities.

Graduates should qualify for employment opportunities in commercial fitness clubs, YMCA’s/YWCA’s, wellness programs in business and industry, Parks & Recreation Departments and other organizations implementing exercise & fitness programs.

» CVCC Health & Fitness Science News Release

» Suggested Program Sequence (PDF)


Contact Information:

Laurie Wegner, Admissions Director
828-327-7000, ext. 4618


Jeff Moore, Program Director Phone: 828-327-7000 ext. 4625