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Health and Fitness

Health and fitness

Bachelor of science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 120
Time to Completion: 24-30 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**

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Bachelor of Science

Online Health and Fitness Degree

Are you interested in physical wellness and want to pursue a career helping others live healthier lives? Through Husson’s fully online health and fitness degree program, you’ll gain a complete understanding of nutrition, health and exercise – and be well on your way to improving the well-being of people and communities everywhere. 

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Upcoming Start Dates

September 3, 2024
October 28, 2024
January 21, 2024

Multiple start dates throughout the year
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What you will learn

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While some programs may focus on just one area of health, such as dietetics or exercise science, our Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness program takes a more holistic, evidence-based approach. Through the flexibility of online courses, you’ll gain a deeper understanding across several different areas of health, such as kinesiology, nutrition, human behavior, wellness coaching, disease management and public health. Upon graduating, you’ll be prepared for a variety of health and fitness careers. 

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*Time to completion varies based on allowable transfer credits from any prior undergraduate coursework. **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

Why Husson Online

Start When You're Ready

 

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Multiple start dates and no set class times or locations.

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Courses you will take:

Our BS in Health and Fitness curriculum covers a wide spectrum of topics to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of human health, nutrition and exercise. You’ll also have a large selection of electives to choose from so that you can tailor your studies to fit your skills and interests. 

SC 107: Foundations of Functional Fitness, Nutrition and Wellness 

In this course, you will learn about the history of allied and public health and community nutrition, fitness and health science careers. You’ll also explore the nine dimensions of wellness (physical, social, emotional, intellectual, environmental, occupational, spiritual, cultural and financial). Additionally, you'll receive foundational knowledge in basic biology, energy metabolism and chemistry concepts needed for assessments. By the end of this course, you’ll use SMART goal setting to support professional endeavors and understand how to select appropriate baseline assessments for nutrition, fitness and wellness programs. You’ll also learn basic approaches to changing health behavior using population-based analysis and intervention. 

SC 263: Group Exercise Instruction, Design and Management 

This class teaches the skills needed to design, instruct and manage a fitness or wellness class/program based on organizational and individual needs. These skills include ensuring the safety and efficacy of group exercise endeavors and addressing members’ social dynamics, physical activity types, expertise levels, and environmental/emergency situations. You'll learn evidence-based best practices regarding instruction techniques, choreography principles, exercise class components (warm-up, endurance, and cool-down components), group facilitation and class management (intensity, pacing, duration) in an exercise setting. Students are also required complete an online Adults CPR/AED Online course through American Red Cross. 

SC 330: Exercise Physiology 

This course examines changes within the human body due to the effects of acute and chronic exercise.  You'll be challenged to expand both your knowledge of and appreciation of human physiological reaction, regulation and adaptation to exercise. 

To complete your online Bachelor of Science in Health and Fitness degree, you will be required to earn at least 30 credits at Husson. Reach out to us today if you'd like more information or if you'd like to speak to an enrollment advisor.

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*Student’s curriculum will depend upon which credits are transferred.

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Tuition

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Career Outlook for Health and Fitness Majors

Because Husson’s health and fitness curriculum includes multiple subjects and disciplines, you’ll be prepared for a variety of job opportunities in nutrition, health care, exercise science and helping others to live healthy lifestyles. This diverse set of career paths includes working as a fitness instructor, health and wellness facility director, recreation director, cardiac rehabilitation aide, youth camp counselor, community wellness advocate, evidence-based fitness educator and so much more. 

Faculty Spotlight


Andrew moore, M.S.

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Andrew Moore received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Delaware and his M.S. in Exercise and Sport Studies from William Paterson University. He comes to Husson having previously taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Moore has spent the majority of his career working in strength and conditioning having spent seven years training athletes in the private sector in addition to experience coaching at the collegiate level. He has served as a member of the New Jersey state advisory board for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has spoken at their state clinics multiple times. He holds multiple professional certifications including the CSCS and RSCC certifications through the NSCA. Moore is also certified as a USA Weightlifting coach and has competed as an athlete in the sport of Olympic weightlifting for the past 10 years.

"I strongly believe in the idea that the goal of education should be teaching students how to think rather than what to think.  It takes more than being able to repeat back information to be successful in the professional world and I aim to prepare my students for that reality.  The field of exercise science is always changing and growing and students should be empowered to change and grow with it." - Andrew Moore, M.S.


Transfer Made Easy

You're not alone. Hundreds of students transfer to Husson each year, some with just a few college credits, and others looking to transform an Associate's degree to a Bachelor’s or a Master’s. Best of all, you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your undergraduate degree or nine credits toward your graduate degree. We’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you’re more than ready for the rewarding future you have in mind.

Whether you are transferring from a community college, looking to maximize your transfer credits, or trying to find an affordable school, Husson Online is a great choice.

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