Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Physical Fitness Specialist Certificate


CIP 310505 (FITN)

Human Performance/ Exercise Health Sciences Physical Fitness Certificate offers focused instruction for current professionals wanting to update their skills and knowledge while earning continuing education credits (CEC’s) or for those preparing to take a national certification exam. The certificate can be completed in two or more semesters. Course sequence does apply. It is recommended that students seek advising from program coordinator, Sophie Mabry,, to ensure success in the classroom and transferability of classes to four year schools. Students need to attend a new student HUP/EHS program meeting prior to first day of class. Email coordinator for dates.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • Prerequisite: ENG 090 and REA 090 or CCR 092/093/094 with a grade of "C" or better, or ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and MAT 050/055/090 ot higher with a grade of "C" or better or ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 45+
  • Program approval is required in order to transfer in exercise health science class credit from other institutions
  • Attending a new student meeting specific to the HUP/EHS program is required of all new and perspective students in the HUP/EHS program. Email program coordinator for dates and time
  • Successful completion of a criminal background check is required by the first day of specified classes.
  • Specific course sequences and prerequisites apply.
  • The Human Performance/Exercise health Sciences Physical Fitness Specialist program expects all students in the HUP/EHS program to have access to a computer with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Required materials include: jump drive, calculator capable of 10 decimal points, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, and professional exercise attire, as stated in the new student program meeting.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

(30 credit hours)

BIO 201

Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (GT-SC1)


HWE 111

Health and Fitness


HWE 122

Responding to Emergencies


HWE 125

Intro to Human Performance


HWE 136

Skills and Methods of Teaching Weight Training


HWE 230

Exercise and Sports Psychology


HWE 237

Exercise, Nutrition and Body Composition


HWE 245

Physiology of Exercise


HWE 248

Exercise Testing and Prescriptions


HPE 231

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries



30 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • All major, general education and other courses required for the degree must be completed with a grade of "C" (70%) or better.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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