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2022 - 2023 College Catalog 
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Exercise Science and Wellness, AS

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.

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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 .  For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Caitlin Moonesar at CMoonesar@gatewayct.edu for advice about course selection and information about additional costs, including liability insurance for EXS* 212 .