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Fitness Leadership Concentration

(122 semester hours)

The Fitness Leadership concentration prepares students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and fitness. Graduates from this concentration are able to pursue careers in fitness, personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology and related fields.

For complete information about admission to the Fitness Leadership concentration, please see VII Additional Requirements below.

Student Learning Goals

Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sociohistorical foundations of sport and exercise and human development over the lifespan, as it relates to pathophysiology, health appraisal, exercise program prescription and fitness testing. Graduates will be able to develop, manage and administer exercise programs for a range of diverse populations.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 111; and CHE 103 or CHE 111

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
required: ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and CST 105

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ESS 330 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

ESS 250, 330*, 351, 375, 376, 386, and 388, and 6 activity courses** must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

NOTE: No required ESS course may be taken more than twice. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same required ESS course will be dropped from their concentration. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same ESS Theory Core course will be dropped from the major.

*ESS 330 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB.

**The 6 activity courses must include ESS 120, 130, and at least one of the following aquatics activities: 150, 151, 203, 252, 254, 256.

IV Related Area Requirements

BIO 111*, BIO 271, and 277 or approved transfer courses; CHE 103*, 104 and 110L, or CHE 111* and 112, and CHE 114 and 115; CST 105*; HEA elective; NTR elective; PSY 121*; STA 108*

*BIO 111, and CHE 103 or CHE 111 satisfy GNS; CST 105 satisfies 3 s.h. of GRD; PSY 121 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB; STA 108 satisfies GMT.

V Additional Concentration Requirements

ESS 220, 353, 379, 389, 467, 468, 469, 471, 570, and capstone experience, ESS 595 (6 s.h.)

VI Electives

Students may select courses to complete the 122 semester hours required for degree.

VII Additional Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 and a grade of at least C (2.0) in each required ESS course at the 100–399 levels are required for permission to enroll in ESS 467, 468, 469, 471, 570, and any other ESS 500-level courses in addition to ESS 570.
  • To apply for admission into the Fitness Leadership concentration, students must satisfactorily complete BIO 111, 271, 277, ESS 220, and one CHE course. Students may apply for admission into the concentration only while taking or after successfully completing ESS 375 with a minimum grade of C. Transfer and second-degree students must complete the above requirements and successfully complete twelve (12) s.h. at UNCG before making application. Application does not guarantee admission.
  • Certification in First Aid and adult and child CPR must be current for enrollment in ESS 595.
  • ESS 595 (Internship experience) requires an application process with specific requirements. See section on “Requirements for Internships.”
  • To qualify for graduation in this concentration, all majors must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required course with an ESS prefix.
  • To graduate, all majors must obtain at least 36 s.h. in courses at the 300-level or above.
  • Students in this concentration who do not graduate within seven years or who leave school and later re-enter are held for the current program requirements at the time of crossing from the seventh to the eighth year, or are held to the current program requirements during the year of re-entry.
  • Appeals of any of these requirements must be filed with the appropriate departmental committee within one academic year.