Oct 18, 2019  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
2018-2019 GCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science and Wellness, AS

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Program Mission

To prepare students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for competent practice in exercise and for employment in the health and fitness industry while providing a basis for professional advancement.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of all program requirements, graduates should be able to:

  • Recognize which muscles are used in body movement patterns and then identify solutions to improve their performance
  • Conduct appropriate business and administrative practices, including marketing and promotion, in order to successfully operate in the field
  • Conduct individualized client consultations and fitness assessments
  • Design appropriate exercise programs for various populations (aged, youth, overweight/obese, chronic disease, etc.) based on assessments
  • Implement effective wellness programming specific for the needs of target populations
  • Exemplify the Code of Ethics of the American College of Sports Medicine and National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Sit for national certification board exams

Admissions Requirements

Students must present current First Aid, CPR, and AED certification that has a practical skill examination component (such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross) and physical examination before beginning EXS* 212  . Students should consult with the coordinator of the Exercise Science and Wellness program for advice about course selection and information about additional costs, including liability insurance for EXS* 212 . For more information, contact the Program Coordinator, Todd Degree at (203) 285-2446 or e-mail at (tdegree@gatewayct.edu)

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