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Health and Fitness - Associate of Arts Degree Major


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.


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

  • 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.
  • Support opinions/ideas using solid research principles.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
BIOL C221 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3.0
FN C170 Nutrition 3.0
HLTH C100 Personal Health 3.0
PE C190 Physiology of Exercise 3.0
Subtotal 12.0

Program Electives

Complete 6 units from the following:

Course ID Name Units
BIOL C120 Biology of Aging 3.0
FN C225 Nutrition and Aging 3.0
HLTH C120 Personal Wellness Lifestyle 0.5-2.0
HLTH C223 Healthy Aging 3.0
PE C101 Personal Fitness and Wellness 1.0
PE C102 Lifetime Fitness 0.5-1.0
PE C289 Exercise Assessment & Program
PE C190L Physiology/Exercise Lab 1.0
Subtotal Electives 6.0
Subtotal for Major 18.0
Total for Degree 60.0

OR any other Health, Food and Nutrition, or Physical Education courses numbered C100 or above approved by the Department.

Students wanting to take the exam to become a Certified Professional Trainer are advised to take PE C189 Exercise Assessment and Program Implementation as one of their electives.

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our degree and certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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