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Fitness Leadership AAS Degree

The associate degree in Fitness Leadership provides students with a solid foundation to begin a career in the fitness field. It offers a combination of theory and applied classes, combined with an internship in the fitness field. Students completing this program will be well positioned to transfer to a four-year institution in kinesiology sub-disciplines such as exercise science, athletic training and sports management, among others. Students also will be well prepared to take national certification exams for personal fitness trainers and group exercise instructors.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00284
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits: 6-8

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 13

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 13-14

Second Year - Spring/Summer Session

Total Credits: 3

Program Total: 60-63 Credits

*Students planning to transfer should take MATH 111, 119, or higher.

**Recommended electives include any other PE class or BIOL 115 Nutrition. Students interested in group exercise may want to consider PE 115 Aerobic Dance Fitness and students interested in education may want to consider PE 240 Physical Education for Elementary Teachers. Students planning to transfer may want to consider an MTA approved SOCIAL SCIENCES course.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor or counselor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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