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Degree Plans - Wellness & Exercise Science (AAS)

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Our graduates work as Fitness Professionals in commercial gyms, medical and sports performance facilities where salaries are only limited by how hard you’re willing to work. 

If you’re looking for a way to help others and educate, then consider a career in wellness and exercise. As a Fitness Professional you will test, assess, lead, instruct, train and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, endurance training, sports performance and flexibility. 

As a TJC graduate, you will be able to design an exercise program based on the needs, abilities, and available facilities for an individual client, specific groups of individuals and/or special populations. 

Our program, curriculum and small faculty-to-student ratio are designed to prepare you to complete national certifications within the Wellness and Fitness Industry. Advanced degrees can be obtained through BAAS offerings at the University of Texas at Tyler, Texas A&M Commerce and Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Enrollment in this program is limited. See the Selective Admissions requirements.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Reading & Writing Complete
Degree Plan

TSI Complete

Major Courses 40 Credits

FITT 1303 Fitness Event Planning and Promotion 

 

FITT 1237 Personal Training 

 

FITT 2333 Fitness Industry Operations and Technology

 

FITT 2301 Lifestyle Change for Wellness 

 

FITT 2331 Group Exercise Instruction 

 

FITT 1343 Performance Enhancement for Athletics 

 

FITT 2311 Prevention and Care of Exercise Injury 

 

FITT 1495 Special Topics in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

 

FITT 2313 Exercise Science

 

FITT 1401 Fitness and Exercise Testing

 

FITT 1394 Special Topics in Exercise Sciences/Physiology and Movement Studies

 
FITT 2409 Theory of Exercise Program Design and Instruction  

FITT 2264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Health and Physical Education, General

 

General Education Requirements

20 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 40
General Education Requirements: 20
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology 1

4

FITT 1303 Fitness Event Planning and Promotion 

3

FITT 1237 Personal Training 

2

FITT 2333 Fitness Industry Operations and Technology

3

FITT 2301 Lifestyle Change for Wellness 

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II

4

FITT 2331 Group Exercise Instruction 

3

FITT 1343 Performance Enhancement for Athletics 

3

FITT 2311 Prevention and Care of Exercise Injury 

3

FITT 1495 Special Topics in Kinesiology and Exercise Science

4
Third Semester Credit Hours

FITT 2313 Exercise Science

3

FITT 1401 Fitness and Exercise Testing

4

FITT 1394 Special Topics in Exercise Sciences/Physiology and Movement Studies

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

FITT 2409 Theory of Exercise Program Design and Instruction

4

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1321

3

PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development OR 
PSYC 2301 OR 
SOCI 1301 

3

Creative Arts Core OR
PHIL 1301 OR 
PHIL 2306 

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I 

3

FITT 2264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Health and Physical Education, General

2
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses. 

Special admission and retention rules apply. Contact the department chair for details.