Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major

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Wellness/Fitness Leadership

Learn the Science of Exercise and How to Put it to Use

The Wellness/Wellness Leadership portion of the Fitness and Wellness Leadership major supplies essential instruction in integrating exercise science concepts from the areas of biomechanics, physiology, neurology, motor learning, functional anatomy, pedagogy, training theories and techniques, etc. into a logical, progressive learning sequence for the student wishing to enter the fitness profession. You will learn how to apply your client's health history, goals, and abilities into a systematic model that moves individuals through different training levels and phases.

The Wellness/Fitness Leadership Segment Allows You To:

  • Apply the Sequential Exercise Training model and testing protocols to wellness/fitness clients of all ages, levels, and special populations
  • Summarize the physiological adaptations to exercise and training in the cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and metabolic systems
  • Develop, manage, and administer a medically-based fitness model into a health/fitness facilities mission and business plan
  • Lead and design exercise programs for individuals, small group (2 to 4), and large group settings
  • Describe the assessment of behavioral attitude, and the major techniques used to modify behavior and performance of the fitness-oriented client
  • Improve the quality of life for the public through community and fitness industry service as a public health educator
  • Understand the foundations of nutrition principles and learn how to collaborate with Registered Dietitians implementing healthy meal plans and wellness strategies for your clients

Comments, Questions, Suggestions?

If you have any questions about the fitness and wellness leadership major, please feel free to contact me:

Ken Baldwin, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
Office: Memorial Hall 214
Phone: (518) 564-3149
Email: kenneth.baldwin@plattsburgh.edu