Sports Fitness and Exercise Science

The Sports Fitness and Exercise Science program is designed to prepare the students for entry-level positions in any of the four health-fitness settings: clinical, commercial, community or corporate. This program includes everything from the study of physical activity to the associated acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations resulting from it. Both theory and hands-on experience are included in this exciting program which prepares students to take the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification Examination (ACE).

Completion of the Sports fitness and Exercise Science program may act as a stepping stone to prepare students for an undergraduate education in exercise physiology/science, physical therapy, sports nutrition, sports medicine, biomechanics and other allied health disciplines.

Skills Learned:

  • Athletic Injury Prevention
  • CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Fitness Safety
  • Sports Specific Training
  • Fitness Screening & Evaluation
  • Health and Fitness Trends
  • Nutrition/Weight Management
  • Wellness Program Design
  • Personal Training
  • Concepts in Rehabilitation of Orthopedic Injury

Potential Careers:

  • Personal Trainer/Coach
  • Fitness and Wellness Sales

With additional education:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapy
  • Strength Conditioning Specialist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Chiropractic
  • Public Health

Sports Fitness and Exercise Science is a great career path.
We chose Apollo because it’s all about new…friends, experiences, opportunities, and a great path for our careers.
~Ella, Sports Fitness and Exercise Science student
~Alishia, Sports Fitness and Exercise Science student

I chose Apollo to take advantage of all the opportunities it offers to better myself.
~Austin, Sports Fitness and Exercise Science