Sports and Fitness Management, Associate of Applied Science

Curriculum Code #3002

Effective May 2018

Division of Health and Wellness Sciences

The sports and fitness management program offers career opportunities in private and public fitness centers; and entry-level management positions in the health, fitness or rehabilitation centers, recreation facilities and retail sales. Graduates of the program may transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies in sports and fitness management or other fitness-related fields.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
BIOG 121 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
Select one of the following: 2
PERSONAL HEALTH  
COMMUNITY HEALTH  
HEALTH AND WELLNESS  
HPED 165 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE 3
HPED 173 BIOMECHANICS OF RESISTANCE TRAINING 3
SDEV 101 COLLEGE 101 1 1
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOG 122 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 2,3 4
CMMC 151 ORAL COMMUNICATION 3
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 2 3
HPED 261 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY FOUNDATIONS 3 3
MTHM 151
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
or QUANTITATIVE REASONING
3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
HLED 153 FIRST AID AND SAFETY 2
HPED 152 APPLICATION OF ACTIVITIES ACROSS A LIFESPAN 3
HPED 272 EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY II 2 3
HPED 275 KINESIOLOGY 2 3
PEWL 151 STRESS MANAGEMENT 1
PEFT/PEWL Elective 1
Humanities Elective 5 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
BIOG 153 BASIC HUMAN NUTRITION 3
HPED 172 EXERCISE MANAGEMENT FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS 2
HPED 285 PRACTICUM SEMINAR SPORTS AND FITNESS PROFESSIONAL 2 2
PEFT 185 ROPES COURSE 1
PSYH 151 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOCY 151G INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
PEFT/PEWL Elective 1
 Hours15
 Total Hours63

Program Contact(s):

Lisa Augustine
440-366-7352
laugusti@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your Advising Team.

1. High school diploma or GED on file in the LCCC Records office.

2. High school biology or equivalent.

In all associate of applied science and certificate programs, students are REQUIRED to attend lecture, college laboratories and off-campus facilities. Transportation to and from off-campus facilities is the responsibility of the students and is not provided by the College.

More program information can be found on our website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Transfer to a four-year university, or enroll in the University Partnership four year degree with the University of Akron.
  2. Acquire career opportunities in private and public fitness, recreation or wellness centers; entry-level management position in health, fitness and rehabilitation centers; and retail sales.
  3. Be prepared to take a national, accredited certification exam for personal trainers. 
  4. Develop safe and effective exercise programs for all populations utilizing technology.
  5. Value the importance of a continuing education to maintain currently within profession. 
  6. Understand the scope of practice for all fitness professionals including both personal trainers and group exercise instructors.
  7. Perform safe, ethical and legal practices in various career-related settings (e.g. cardiac rehabilitation, sports conditioning, corporate wellness, fitness and recreational centers)