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CFCC Launches Health & Fitness Science Program, Opens Fitness Center

Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce the start of its Associate in Applied Science Health and Fitness Science degree program and the opening of the program’s fitness center this fall.

Health and Fitness Science is a five-semester program that prepares students to obtain careers in the health and fitness industry or continue their education at a 4-year institution. Exercise science and fitness education has emerged as an important sector of the health care industry. Through a combination of lecture-based and hands-on lab activities, CFCC students will learn to help clients reach their fitness goals.

“We are so excited to be offering the Health and Fitness Science (HFS) program at CFCC. The program was introduced to meet the rapid growth of exercise science-related careers,” said CFCC Health and Fitness Science Program Director Allison Nye. “The HFS program is the ideal foundation to provide students with the tools they’ll need to launch their careers. Our students are enthusiastic and motivated to make a difference in their own lives, as well as in the community.”

In establishing the curriculum, CFCC collaborated with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to create a simple pathway that ensures graduates of this program who wish to continue their education can transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science or Bachelor of Arts – Healthful Living and Fitness Education programs at UNCW.

The CFCC Health Science Fitness Center provides an exceptional environment for applied learning. The Health & Fitness Science students will be able to utilize the on-campus fitness center to blend their classroom instruction with functional knowledge. The facility is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment such as LifeFitness, Hammer Strength plate-loaded, selectorized machines, and cardio. An additional area includes ample space for functional training, fitness testing, group exercise classes, and a variety of modalities including kettlebells, stability balls, and more.

Health and Fitness Science Center

Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer certification exams and be qualified to obtain jobs with commercial fitness clubs, YMCAs, YWCAs, wellness programs, parks and recreation departments, as well as other exercise and fitness programs and organizations.

To learn more about the Health and Science Fitness program at CFCC, visit cfcc.edu/health-fitness-science/ .

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