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Physical Fitness and Wellness Diploma

The Physical Fitness and Wellness program prepares students for direct employment or ongoing study in these fields. Graduates may find employment working with people of all ages with diverse backgrounds in such areas as health and fitness, municipal parks, commercial recreation, nonprofit settings, community agencies, tourism, and outdoor recreation. The program focuses on direct service programming as it relates to physical fitness and wellness for both the individual and groups.

The intent of the Physical Fitness and Wellness Diploma is to provide a foundation for students interested in group fitness and/or becoming a personal trainer. National Certification is available through the American Council of Exercise (ACE).

Gainful Employment

Upon successful completion of the Physical Fitness and Wellness curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on Financial Aid click here.

First Term

PEC-127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2 s.h.
PEH-111 Personal Wellness 3 s.h.
PEH-140 First Aid 1 s.h.
PEH-144 Human Movement Science 3 s.h.
PEH-161 Introduction to Physical Education 2 s.h.
Physical Educaiton Activity Elective(s) 2 s.h.
Recommended Elective(s) 3 s.h.
16 s.h.
Second Term
BIO-151 Nutrition
OR PEH-191 Sports Nutrition
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
PEH-261 Physical Activity for Health and Fitness 3 s.h.
PET-135 Personal Trainer 3 s.h.
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations
OR BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism
3 s.h.
(3 s.h.)
Physical Education Activity Elective 1 s.h.
Recommended Elective(s) 3 s.h.
16 s.h.
Total Program Hours 32 s.h.
Recommended Physical Education Activity Electives
PEA-127 Beginning Jogging 1 s.h.
PEA-130 Downhill Skiing 1 s.h.
PEA-146 Physical Fitness I 1 s.h.
PEA-174 Tennis I 1 s.h.
PEA-187 Weight Training I 1 s.h.
PEA-190 Yoga/Stretching I 1 s.h.
Recommended Electives
BIO-152 Health and Nutrition 3 s.h.
BIO-206 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 s.h.
BIO-207 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 s.h.
HSC-150 Body Structure and Function 4 s.h.
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
PEH-180 Rape Education and Self Defense 2 s.h.
PEH-221 Introduction to Leisure Services 3 s.h.
PEH-908 Cooperative Education Internship 1-3 s.h.
PET-110 Introduction to Athletic Training 2 s.h.
PTA-120 Kinesiology 3 s.h.