CMCC Offering Physical Fitness Specialist Degree Program
May 27, 2014
Central Maine Community College will begin offering in the fall a Physical Fitness Specialist program that will combine exercise theory, applied fitness, training, and practicum experience.
This new associate degree program is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as personal trainers or activity instructors in wellness or fitness centers, rehabilitation facilities, or convalescent homes. Graduates may also choose to continue their education and pursue a bachelor’s degree in majors such as physical education, exercise science or kinesiology.
Some of the courses in the Physical Fitness Specialist program will include Foundations of Exercise Science, Principles of Human Movement, Behavior Analysis and Management, Sport Nutrition, and Exercise and Weight Training. An internship and practicum are also included in the curriculum. To complement their studies, students will have use of state-of-the art equipment on campus that is reflective of current practices in the fitness industry.
Applications for the fall semester are being accepted. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of the College, applicants to the Physical Fitness Specialist program should be in exceptionally good health, due to the physical requirements of the program. Criminal background checks and/or liability insurance may be required before students enroll in the practicum experience.
Anyone interested in this new program is encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at 755-5273, email@example.com, or visit the website at www.cmcc.edu and chat live with an admissions representative.
Photo caption: A student explains how to properly use a strength conditioning machine in the fitness center at Central Maine Community College. Starting this fall, the college will offer a Physical Fitness Specialist degree program.