Healthy Older Adult Fitness, Career Pathway certificate
- Do you want to promote the health and wellness of older adults?
- Are you experienced in a field working with older adults or as a fitness professional, and want to enhance your skills and abilities?
- Do you want to be part of the movement preventing injury and illness in the aging population?
As an older adult fitness leader, you will be part of the preventive health care team working in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, hospitals, and/or corporate fitness centers. The EXS Healthy Older Adult Fitness Certificate may be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or in addition to the AAS degree.
In this Career Pathways certificate, you will be prepared to meet qualifications for employment as an entry-level activity or fitness leader working with healthy older adult populations and apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science and Gerontology programs when working with and for elders in the community. The Exercise Science program partners with the Gerontology program. In addition to this certificate, co-certificates and/or co-degrees between Exercise Science and Gerontology can be earned. Minimum of 30 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. All courses are contained in the Exercise Science AAS Degree.
As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.Get connected
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Career Pathway Certificate: Healthy Older Adult Fitness||Less than 1 year||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
Learn more about Exercise Science and all 5 awards available »
Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.
|FT 100||Emergency Response for Fitness Professionals||1|
|FT 110||Injury Prevention & Management||2|
|FT 131||Structure & Function of the Human Body||4|
|FT 180||Exercise Science Internship Preparation||1|
|FT 202||Fitness and Aging||3|
|FT 280||Exercise Science Internship I||4|
|or FT 280C||Exercise Science Professional Project II|
& PE 295
|Health and Fitness for Life|
and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
|PE 287||Professional Activities: Aquatics||2|
|HUS 102||Mental Health First Aid: Adult||1|
|or HUS 106||Mental Health First Aid: Youth|
|or HUS 107||Mental Health First Aid: Older Adult|
|PE 181A||Weight Training I||1|
|or PE 181B||Weight Training II|
|or PE 181C||Weight Training III|
|PE 281||Professional Activities: Resistance Training||2|
|PE 282B||Professional Activities: Older Adult Fitness||2|
|SOC 223||Sociology of the Life Course||4|
|or SOC 231||Sociology of Healthy Aging|
The average full-time wage is $30,000 to $50,000 per year, with typical entry-level rates at $15 to $25 per hour.
Finish your degree
The Healthy Older Adult Fitness Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.
Is it for me?
- Who: High school graduates (and high school equivalency). Completion of IRW 115 or (WR 115 and RD 115) and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
- Where: PCC Sylvania Campus
- When: Three terms
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