As the obesity epidemic grows, both adults and children will need increasing contact with professionals who can help them develop lifelong routines for exercise, nutrition, and stress management. Your enjoyment of physical exercise and games can motivate others to get active and stay healthy.

At NHCC, you can learn about lifetime wellness activities, nutrition patterns, stress reduction techniques, personal safety practices for exercise regimes, the influence of cultural diversity, and how to identify and analyze the muscles used in movement.

In addition, NHCC has a partnership with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a global leader in certifications and advanced credentials for health and fitness professionals and the preferred choice of top health clubs and fitness facilities around the world.

The Fitness AS program is designed to transfer into baccalaureate programs and prepares students for a range of careers in fitness from clinical testing, physical therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation, to corporate fitness, sports management, and personal training.

In the Physical Education AS program, students learn the fundamentals of physical education while preparing to transfer to a four-year degree program to teach and coach in K-12 schools.

The Personal Training Certificate program prepares students for careers as fitness specialists, athletic trainers, and personal trainers.

The Corporate Wellness AS program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a variety of wellness environments. Students will expand on the broad subject of exercise science and explore the effects movement, diet, and stress can have on the individual as a whole, and how these responses can impact a corporate environment.

This Exercise Science Transfer Pathway AS program will examine the effects of exercise and physical activity on people in order to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will focus on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

The Wellness Coach Certificate offers students the opportunity to employ health and wellness program to individuals, including but not limited to: weight loss, lifestyle coaching, behavior change, disease risk prevention, and athletic performance training. This program will teach principles and theories of exercise science in order to formulate specific health interventions.