Bachelor of Arts

Health, Fitness & Wellness

There is no better time than now. Start your training at TU with the health, fitness and wellness program. Learn how to design regimens, how to influence exercise and physical activities and how to manage changing health throughout the stages of life - and then you can pass that knowledge on, to improve the lives of others.

Tiffin University’s health, fitness and wellness major places an emphasis on leadership, excellence and service to provide the basis necessary for improving the lives of others.

Students will learn how to develop skills to design and manipulate regimens to work with healthy or symptomatic individuals, assess psychology and sociological aspects that influence participation in exercise and physical activity and identify the tools to develop and manage health, fitness and wellness initiatives throughout the lifespan.

TU’s program provides an opportunity for students to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, and certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

As a student in this program, you’ll gain a competitive advantage through a required 150-hour internship which can take place in a variety of settings, such as health clubs, corporate wellness, community health facilities and health care facilities.

The demand for health professionals is rapidly growing as The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a job outlook increase of 13% for Public health educator, 4% for corporate wellness coordinator, 14% for community health worker, 14% health services manager, 13% health coach, 8% for fitness trainers and instructors, now through 2024.

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences – 37 hours
Health Fitness and Wellness Major – 63 hours

  • SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
  • PSY101 Introduction to Psychology
  • NAT124 Introduction to Athletic Training
  • NAT112 First Aid/CPR/AED
  • HCA140 Survey of Healthcare Organizations and Terminology
  • NAT150 and NAT150L Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology + Lab
  • SMG160 Introduction to Sports Management
  • SMG220 Principles of Athletic Development
  • EXS225 Motor Development
  • NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • SOC280 Sport in American Society
  • PSY290 Health Psychology
  • PSY301 Adult Development and Life Assessment
  • HFW213 Principles of Human Nutrition
  • HFW313 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity
  • NAT321 Community and Public Health
  • EXS322 Kinesiology
  • HFW415 and HFW415L Advanced Strength and Conditioning + Lab
  • HFW413 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity
  • HCA474 Social Aspects of Aging
  • SAS470 Internship (w)

Total BA hours – 121 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

On Campus – Offered in a 15-week semester format with start dates of January and August

Online - Offered in two terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

There are no related concentrations available

Principles of Human Nutrition (HFW213) - This course provides students with the basic concepts and principles of human nutrition necessary to maintain and promote health through good dietary choices.

History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity (HFW313) - This course explores the historical and philosophical aspects that are involved in the development of sport and physical activity from early civilizations to today. It is designed to improve the understanding and appreciation of the purpose, value, nature, scope and significance of physical activity and sport.

Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (HFW413) - This course covers the social and psychological factors associated with sport and physical activity experiences individuals have through life.

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Fitness & Conditioning Coach
  • Health Services Manager
  • Personal trainers
  • Public Health Educator

This is a new program! Successful placements to come in the next few years …

If you want to learn more about our online or on-campus programs for working adults, click here.

Testimonials

  • Xin Guo
    "The aspects of Tiffin University that I really like include low tuition cost and the fact that there are generous scholarships available for international students. Tiffin’s quiet atmosphere makes it easy to concentrate on your studies, but the surrounding cities have plenty to explore including a vibrant entertainment scene.”

    - Xin Guo, China

    Xin Guo
  • “I was faced with the pressure of being the very first to graduate from college in my immediate family. Not coming from a wealthy or 'well off' background, college was just a very faint thought, even approaching my senior year in high school. I dealt with self-esteem issues throughout my high school career and I found it hard to see myself anywhere than where I was. My perceived challenges were rooted from me and my surrounding circumstances. Here at TU, I was able to overcome my fears and put myself in a position that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Becoming a Dragon was the best decision I have ever made.”

    Nellene Arnett
    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

    Students in game room
  • Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
    "I chose TU because of its reputation for excellence, national recognition, many extracurricular opportunities and because it offers in a small, diverse college environment. I have learned the significance of academics, leadership, diversity, communication, and relationships. TU allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to lead and inspire. It has prepared me to make wise and imperative decisions that will benefit me in my career and my life.”

    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

    Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
  • “I began my collegiate journey at Purdue University, where I was recruited out of high school. After a few years there I decided it was best if I left and went somewhere else. I didn't really explore many options outside if Tiffin. I knew the coaches here and knew that at the end of the day, even without athletics, I could see myself attending the university. I didn’t look at the size of TU as a deciding factor, I looked more at the people that were there and the quality of education and the product that was offered - and it was the best fit for me.”

    Coy Blair
    Class of 2017, MBA Graduation 2019
    Logan, Ohio

    Students in game room
  • Omar Alfehri
    "Tiffin is a small and very safe town. It is closely located to three international airports. People who live in this town are very friendly and open-minded to other cultures. As an international student, Tiffin University has been a good decision for me.”

    - Omar Alfehri, Saudi Arabia

    Omar Alfehri

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