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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


Program Requirements (27 Credits)

  • KINS101 Foundations in Kinesiology 3
  • KINS105 Program Development and Leadership 3
  • KINS140 Health and Fitness 3
  • KINS141 Introduction to Movement 3
  • KINS262 Exercise Physiology 3
  • KINS265 Personal Fitness Training 3
  • KINS268 Fitness Evaluation I: Func Assessment 3
  • KINS275 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance 3
  • KINS295 Facility & Program Operations 3

Cognate Requirements (16 Credits)

  • BIOL121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
  • BIOL122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • CHEM108 Applied Chemistry 3
  • CHEM109 Applied Chemistry Lab 1
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4

General Electives (10 Credits)

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 64 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.



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