School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)
This program of study is designed for students who are seeking a high-level education as a personal trainer and/or who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, and Health & Wellness. The program combines a broad foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with technical courses in the emerging and expanding field of Exercise Science.
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Graduates of the program will be encouraged to sit for exams to earn nationally recognized certifications as personal trainers (CPT) and/or group exercise instructors (i.e. ACSM, AFAA, NSCA), providing a beginning credential for those who choose to seek gainful employment as Personal Trainers or Fitness Instructors at local health clubs and fitness centers.
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Career and Educational Opportunities
This degree articulates well with baccalaureate programs in exercise science at New Mexico Highlands University and Eastern New Mexico University.
This educational option leads to employment as Personal Trainers or Fitness Instructors at local health clubs and fitness centers.