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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Human Performance A.S.


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School: Health Careers, Technology and Applied Learning
Academic Dept: Health, Human Performance, & Physical Education
HEGIS: 5299.30

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2021 to Summer 2022. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Associate in Science (AS) degree program in Health & Human Performance is an innovative program designed for students who are interested in the fields of health, fitness and wellness. Coursework is focused in the essential areas of: Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Human Performance, Nutrition and Fitness, which provide both a strong foundation and great flexibility to students interested in transferring to a four-year college with health-, fitness-, and wellness-related degree programs including: Pre-Professional Programs, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Sports Team Coaching, Physical Education Instruction, Personal Training, Sports Studies, Kinesiology, and Movement Science (to name a few). The Health and Human Performance program also provides students the opportunity to pursue entry-level careers in the rapidly growing, and dynamic fields of health, fitness and wellness.

Included in this degree program is the opportunity to achieve several Certifications:

  • Students may complete the Personal Trainer Certificate program; upon successful completion, students will obtain a Personal Training Certificate from Westchester Community College and have the option to obtain the personal training professional credential (CPT), by sitting for the national credentialing exam through the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF).
  • Lifeguard Certification through the American Red Cross.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification through the American Heart Association. Students will receive a two-year certification in BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver First Aid.

To maximize success in transferring to a four-year institution, a minimum grade of “C” is recommended in all courses.

Program Notes


Students will be prepared/qualified to sit for the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) credentialing exam, which is conducted at the conclusion of the program, the fee for this exam is $199.00 and is the student’s responsibility.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate how to conduct acceptable physical assessment to include: body composition analysis, nutritional analysis, biomechanical analysis, and baseline aerobic & anaerobic testing.
  2. Demonstrate business, communication and writing skills necessary to work in a variety of fitness/wellness settings.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of the physiologic basis for exercise, and physical activity relating to physical fitness and athletic performance.
  4. Create and implement safe, goal-specific, effective exercise programs for multiple populations (special, masters, youth, gender-specific).
  5. Compare and contrast the impact (significance) of physical activity, movement, fitness, nutrition and exercise on health, performance, quality of life and disease prevention.
  6. Identify & discuss ethical issues faced by professionals who work in the healthcare, fitness & wellness industries.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 121     4  
HHP 120           1  
ENG 101     3  
NUTR 101       3  
PE 110        2  
PE 116       1  
Physical Education Elective     1
Semester Total Credits     15  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: PE 104 , PE 109 , PE 111 , PE 113 , PE 121 , PE 136 , PE 139 , PE 140 , PE 143 , PE 158 , PE 218  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
 HHP 101  3  
 HHP 102  1  
 HHP 200  4  
 MATH 140      4  
 COMM 109      3  

Physical Education Elective

    1
Physical Education Elective     1
Semester Total Credits     17  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: PE 104 , PE 109 , PE 111 , PE 113 , PE 121 , PE 136 , PE 139 , PE 140 , PE 143 , PE 158 , PE 218  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BIOL 123   4  
HHP 130     3  
HHP 220   3  
ENG 102     3  
PSYCH 101     3  
Physical Education Elective     1  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: PE 104 , PE 109 , PE 111 , PE 113 , PE 121 , PE 136 , PE 139 , PE 140 , PE 143 , PE 158 , PE 218  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
HHP 140     3  
HHP 150  or HHP 160     3
Physical Education Elective     1 ✹✹
Physical Education Elective     1 ✹✹
The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     14  

Notes:

✹ HHP 150 for SUNY transfer path for Physical Education

✹✹ Choose one: PE 104 , PE 109 , PE 111 , PE 113 , PE 121 , PE 136 , PE 139 , PE 140 , PE 143 , PE 158 , PE 218  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 63

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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