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Health and Fitness, Associate of Arts Degree Major

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 3_AA_HLFT
Control Number: 18218

The Health and Fitness major integrates courses that provide students with information related to physical fitness, health, and quality of life. Topics include physical conditioning and the value of physical activity, food and nutrition, disease prevention and management, and additional health related issues. By focusing their electives, students may gain the skills necessary to become a personal trainer or a wellness/health coach.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply major theories and concepts of health, nutrition, and fitness to improve one’s overall wellness and to guide others to make healthy lifestyle choices.
  2. Support opinions/ideas using solid research principles.

Associate Degree Requirements

Unit Requirement

Complete at least 60 units of acceptable college work with a minimum of 12 units completed in residence at Coastline. Earn an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher from all colleges attended and a 2.0 or higher grade point average at Coastline.

*Students must be in good academic standing (not on probation and/or disqualification) during the semester graduation is petitioned.

Program of Study

Complete the required courses in one of the programs as detailed In the Requirements for the Major section of this catalog. All coursework must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

General Education

Complete one of the three General Education options below (visit the General Education page for details):

Option 1 — Coastline General Education: designed for students pursuing an Associate degree and who may or may not be planning to transfer to a four-year university. The degree is transferable to many colleges and universities.

Option 2—CSU GE Breadth: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU system. It may also be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Option 3—IGETC: designed for students who are planning to transfer to a university in the CSU or UC system. It also may be appropriate for transfer to some independent colleges and universities.

Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement

Complete at least 2.5 units from any Global and Multicultural Studies courses. See what courses fulfill the Global and Multicultural Studies Requirement.

Requirements for the Major

Course Title Units
Required Core
Students will complete all of the following:
BIOL C102Introduction to the Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology3
FN C170Nutrition3
HLTH C100Personal Health3
KIN C190Physiology of Exercise3
Program Electives
Select six units of the following:6
Nutrition through the Lifecycle 1
Introduction to Wellness Coaching 1
Healthy Aging
Personal Fitness and Wellness
Fitness for Life 1
Fitness for Life
Exercise Testing and Prescription 1
Subtotal for Major18
Requirement Units
Total Units for Major Preparation 18
Degree Option 1, 2, or 3 Varies
Electives to satisfy unit requirement Varies
Total Degree Units 60