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.

The Health, Fitness, and Wellness major will provide the opportunity for students who would like to pursue a career like to pursue a career in the health and wellness field with emphasis on leadership, excellence and service important 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.

Students who pursue a degree in Health, Fitness, and Wellness will have an excellent foundation to pursue careers as personal trainers, fitness and conditioning coach, public health educator, community health worker, health services manager, and corporate wellness among others.

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.

SOC101 Introduction to Sociology     3 hours

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology     3 hours

NAT124 Introduction to Athletic Training     3 hours

NAT112 First Aid/CPR/AED     1 hour

HCA140 Survey of Healthcare Industry     3 hours

NAT150 and NAT150L Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology + Lab     4 hours

SMG160 Introduction to Sports Management     3 hours

SMG220 Principles of Athletic Development     3 hours

EXS225 Motor Development     3 hours

NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness     3 hours

SOC280 Sports in American Society     3 hours

PSY290 Health Psychology     3 hours

PSY301 Adult Development and Life Assessment     3 hours

HFW213 Principles of Human Nutrition     3 hours

HFW313 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity     3 hours

NAT321 Community and Public Health     3 hours

EXS322 Kinesiology     3 hours

HFW415 Advanced Strength and Conditioning + Lab     4 hours

HFW413 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity     3 hours

HCA474 Social Aspects of Aging     3 hours

SAS470 Internship (w)     3 hours

Total     63 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.

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    – Emily Miller

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    – Sean M. Durocher, Class of 2015

    Sean M Durocher - Class of 2015
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    - Ygor Bortolato, Brazil

    Ygor Bortolato
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