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Health & Fitness Promotion - Science Track

The science track is recommended for students who plan on pursuing graduate level studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician’s assistant.  If a student is interested in physician’s assistant, they may also be required to take additional science and math course work that may not be included in this program, such as organic chemistry, microbiology, and calculus.  This is best discussed with the student’s advisor.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2254)

Semester I Credits

HLTH 175 Basic Nutrition 3
BIOL 217 Anatomy & Physiology (GER 2) 4
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

HLTH 200 Medical Terminology of Disease 3
BIOL 218 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  GER Math 4
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
  General Elective (GER 4, 5, 6, 7, 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester III Credits

HEFI 201 Health and Wellness Promotion 3
PSYC 225 Human Development 3
PHYS 121
PHYS 125
College Physics I & Lab 4
  General Elective (GER 1-9) 3
  General Elective (GER 1-9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester IV Credits

HEFI 202 Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan 3
HEFI 203 Motor Development 3
PHTA 102 Kinesiology 3
PHYS 122
PHYS 126
College Physics II & Lab 4
  General Elective (GER 1-9) (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester V Credits

HEFI 404 Legal Aspects and Documentation in Health & Fitness Professions 3
CHEM 150
College Chemistry I 4
MATH 141 Statistics 3
  General Elective 3
  General Elective (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VI Credits

CHEM 155
College Chemistry II 4
HEFI 303 Exercise Physiology 3
HEFI 375 Fitness and Sports Nutrition 3
HEFI 405 Current Issues in Health & Fitness* 3
General Elective (must be U/L if needed) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VII Credits

HEFI 401 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 4
HEFI 406 Orientation to Culminating Experience 1
HSMB 330 Grant Writing Strategies 2
  U/L Program Elective 3
U/L Program Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 13

Semester VIII Credits

HEFI 407 Health Fitness Internship AND/OR
U/L Program Electives
12-15
TOTAL CREDITS 12-15

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement

U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

Program Electives: HEFI 310 Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, HEFI 320 Psychology of Health and Fitness, HEFI 370/SSCI 370 Research Methods in the Social Sciences, HEFI 402 Strength and Conditioning, HEFI 403 Community Wellness, HLTH 303 Occupational Health & Safety, HEFI 408 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations.

NOTE: Health & Fitness Promotion students must take seven out of ten General Education Requirements including one and ten, 30 total General Education credits, 45 upper level credits, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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Janet Parcell-Mitchell, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Curriculum Coordinator
Wicks Hall 211E
315-386-7947
mitchellj@canton.edu