Sports and Fitness Programs at LCCC
Sports and fitness professionals aid people in improving their personal fitness and health. As increasing value is being placed upon health care costs and physical fitness within our society, as well as life expectancies increasing, more people are turning to sports and fitness professionals to assist and educate them for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Clients can include adult members of the general public, special needs populations, children and professional athletes. In addition to entry-level managerial duties, sports and fitness management professionals assess clients' current fitness levels, develop training or rehabilitation programs to meet specific client needs, and educate and train clients. Using their knowledge of health, physiology and biomechanics, they determine the type/level of difficulty of exercises, prescribe specific movements and correct individual's workout techniques.
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MyCAP (Career Advantage Plan)
If your academic goals are not reflected in our University Partnership programs or in our transfer agreements above, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop your career advantage plan (MyCAP). MyCAP is tailored to your own needs, curriculum and academic background. To create a MyCAP, please make an appointment with a counselor at (440) 366-4033 or at (800) 995-5222, Ext. 4033 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/transfer.
Personal Trainer One-Year Technical Certificate
This program prepares graduates to take a national certifying examination, start their own business or work in health and fitness centers. This program may be completed in one year if taken on a full-time basis. Many students choose to study on a part-time basis. Students in this program complete courses in anatomy and physiology, nutrition and weight management, first aid and safety, oral communications, English, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and special populations.
Group Exercise Instructor Short-Term Technical Certificate
This certificate program will prepare students to successfully complete national certification exams in a wide venue of exercise instructor exams. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by LCCC's University Partnership.
Wellness Short-Term Technical Certificate
The Wellness Short Term Technical Certificate curriculum is designed to enhance marketability within a variety of future worksite wellness initiatives. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.
Associate of Applied Science Program
Associate of Applied Science in Sports and Fitness Management
The sports and fitness management program offers career opportunities in private and public fitness centers; entry level management positions in the health, fitness or rehabilitation centers, recreation facilities, and retail sales. Graduates of the program may transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies in sports and fitness management or other fitness related fields. Many students choose to study on a part-time basis. Students pursuing the associate of applied science in sports and fitness management complete courses in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, math, microcomputer applications, English, psychology, exercise physiology, business law, oral communications, first aid and safety, computer applications and personal health.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Sport Science and Wellness Education is one of four departments within the College of Education. The exercise science program prepares students for a variety of careers in health and fitness instruction, wellness, personal training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.
Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies
Sport Science and Wellness Education is one of four departments within the College of Education. Our mission is to help improve the quality of life and health of individuals, families and communities. Specifically, our department focuses on the development of sport, exercise, health and wellness programs that promote physical activity and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. The mission of the Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education is to prepare students to become professionals in teaching and related fields of sport science and wellness based upon current professional standards and ethics. We educate our students to serve people of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and health conditions. The department shall apply its knowledge bases, through various technologies, to both research and service activities within the University setting and to community constituencies. The sports studies program prepares students for a variety of careers in this field. Students are prepared to pursue careers in health and fitness instruction, personal training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, and high school, university, and professional athletic administration. Students in this partnership program are completing the sport studies track, sport management certificate.