Health/Fitness Technician

Spring 2019


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Degrees and Certificates

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Program Description

The Health/Fitness Technician program is a two–year career technical curriculum offered at Spokane Falls Community College. This program is designed for students looking toward a career in the health/fitness industry. Students who complete the two-year program and receive an associate in applied science degree (AAS) are prepared for entry level positions. Students interested in transferring to a four–year institution can utilize an articulation agreement with Eastern Washington University. This agreement allows students the option of transferring directly into the Exercise Science program at EWU.
Certification for fitness professionals, with its emphasis on safety, reliability and high standards, is required in most fitness facilities. The HFT program prepares students for several of the top rated accredited personal training certifications.
The HFT program provides instruction in professional areas such as exercise physiology, anatomical Kinesiology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, personal training, health screening, and exercise prescription. Related courses include stress management, first aid/ CPR and special considerations in exercise.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform a variety of tasks related to health and fitness including, but not limited to, matching the appropriate exercise for each of the major muscle groups, demonstrate proper exercise technique, carry out basic health and fitness assessments, and develop exercise programs for a variety of clientele.
  2. Exhibit professional behaviors which include empathy, respect, communication skills, and ethics.