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Lake Superior State University

Health/Fitness Specialist

Program Description


This degree prepares you for entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry. Specific course work and experiences prepare you to be certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise LeaderSM or Health/Fitness Instructor. Students develop fitness assessment skills with current technologies employed for anthropometric, cardiovascular and metabolic functioning.



Degree Requirements


General Education Requirements (19 credits)

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • MATH111 College Algebra 3
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4 Elective 3

Program Requirements (33 credits)

  • EXER105 Program Development and Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services 3
  • EXER140 Health Fitness 3
  • EXER141 Introduction to Movement 3
  • EXER230 Athletic Training I 3
  • EXER248 Psychology of Sport and Performance and Coaching 3
  • EXER262 Exercise Physiology I 3
  • EXER265 Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning 3
  • EXER268 Fitness Evaluation I: Field Tests 2
  • EXER275 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance 2
  • EXER295 Practicum 2
  • EXER Departmental Electives 6

Cognate Requirements (11-13 credits)

Minimum Credits for Degree: 63-65