Health Promotion: Health and Fitness Specialization

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The demand for fitness trainers and instructors is expected to increase by 13 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.

NSCA - National Strength and Conditioning Association

Daemen’s specialization program in health and fitness is recognized by the NSCA as an Education Recognition Program.

Daemen’s health promotion, health and fitness specialization equips students with a foundation in the sciences, nutrition, exercise physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, and strength and conditioning. Students combine the principles of health education and behavior change to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Daemen’s health promotion, health and fitness specialization equips students with a foundation in the sciences, nutrition, exercise physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, and strength and conditioning. Students combine the principles of health education and behavior change to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
 

Also, individualized plans of study prepare students to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist  and a certified personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association/NSCA, as well as obtain additional certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine/ACSM.

Career Outlook

The health and fitness specialization prepares students to work in a variety of settings within the healthcare and fitness industries.

Popular careers options include

  • Fitness and wellness educator
  • Worksite/corporate wellness employee
  • Fitness program manager
  • Strength trainer
  • Injury and disease prevention specialist