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Introduction to Health Fitness Professional
Health Fitness Professionals work in various settings filling a multitude of roles in supporting clients to achieve personal health and fitness goals. As coaches/mentors, Health Fitness Professionals promote, develop and implement successful lifestyle plans which incorporate physical activity and training, healthy eating habits and lifestyle management. The Health Fitness Professional can anticipate opportunities in the many areas of the field as businesses continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees and more people are taking an active role in prevention of chronic disease and injury, seeking expert guidance with their health, wellness and sport goals.
The mission of the Health Fitness Professional program is to provide students with the most current knowledge and skills to become leaders within the many areas of the health/wellness industry. The programs goal is to provide hands on learning experiences that integrate effective communication, assessment and programming skills enabling students to be competent in developing the professional/client relationship, identifying client’s needs/goals, creating and implementing individualized and group plans/programs targeting needs/goals, all while providing clients with ongoing coaching and support. In combining these skills with the knowledge of the human body, the program provides a progressive and strong foundation towards a successful career in many areas of the evolving health field.