About the Program

Understand:

  • The Meaning of fitness
  • Why the body responds to exercise
  • Nutrition standards and guidelines

Benefits of MWCC’s Program

  • A stepping stone to a fitness and exercise science center
  • Career and transfer options
  • State of the art Fitness & Wellness Center
  • In depth knowledge of exercise science increases your skills and makes you more marketable to prospective employer
  • Opportunities are presented for you to earn necessary CPR certification
  • Prepares you to pursue industry-specific certifications in fitness leadership
  • Hands on experience
  • Instructional visits to other fitness facilities

Which Program is Right For Me?

Allied Health Certificate (EXS Concentration)

This program is for those who would like to work part-time as fitness leaders and/or personal trainers as well as those already working in the field but who seek a stronger exercise science background. This certificate prepares students to pursue industry’s specific certification exams necessary to fitness leadership. It can be completed in two semesters of full-time study or part-time over a longer period.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Degree (with a concentration in Fitness Leadership & Exercise Science)

This program is for those who would like to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue bachelor’s degrees in exercise science, exercise physiology, or fitness management. With a bachelor’s degree, a student can pursue fitness management careers at private and corporate fitness centers. This program can be completed in four semesters of full-time or part-time over a longer period.

Contact

For more information about the college, or to apply, contact the enrollment center at 978-630-9110 or email: admissions@mwcc.mass.edu

For more program information, contact Department Chair Nola Sapienza at 978-630-9261 or email: n_sapienza@mwcc.mass.edu