Associate Professor Sell, Coordinator, Katie.Sell@hofstra.edu
This undergraduate major program gives students a background in the scientific concepts of fitness exercise, disease risk reduction, nutrition, and the techniques used to evaluate fitness, and health status. Students, in addition, are given an introductory background in the psychological and business aspects of the fitness/wellness field. Students are also prepared to go on to graduate work in related fitness/wellness/allied health disciplines. The emphasis of the course of study is on working with adults outside of the formal educational system. This program does not include preparation for New York State teacher certification. However, this program does include a senior year field experience in health fitness clubs, strength and conditioning, physical therapy settings, corporate fitness programs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, and/or any other approved fitness or wellness centers.
Final admission to the field experience will be made by the chairperson of the Department of Health Professions upon recommendation from the faculty.
Matriculation Standards are the same as for the certification program (IA).