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Health & Fitness Science

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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Health and Fitness Science (HFS) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the fitness and exercise industry.

You’ll be trained in exercise science and be able to administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes, and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities.

The program emphasizes experiential learning through a combination of classroom, online, laboratory and work-based training.

Employment opportunities include positions in:

  • Commercial fitness clubs
  • Wellness programs in business and industry
  • Parks and Recreation Departments
  • Organizations implementing exercise and fitness programs

You may also choose to continue your education through a variety of transfer programs at other colleges and universities.


See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.


HSWP Admission Comparison Grid


Occupational Outlook Handbook