Exercise Science

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Career Pathway Certificate: Healthy Older Adult Fitness

  • Do you want to promote the health and wellness of older adults?
  • Are you experienced in a field working with older adults or as a fitness professional, and want to enhance your skills and abilities?
  • Do you want to be part of the movement preventing injury and illness in the aging population?

As an older adult fitness leader you will be part of the preventive health care team working in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, hospitals and/or corporate fitness centers. The EXS Healthy Older Adult Fitness Certificate may be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or in addition to the AAS degree. In this Career Pathways certificate you will be prepared to meet qualifications for employment as an entry-level activity/fitness leader working with healthy older adult populations and apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science and Gerontology programs when working with and for elders in the community. The Exercise Science program partners with the Gerontology program. In addition to this certificate, co-certificates and/or co-degrees between Exercise Science and Gerontology can be earned. Minimum of 30 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. All courses are contained in the Exercise Science AAS Degree.


Average full-time wage is $30,000-50,000/year, with typical entry level rates at $15-25/hour.

Finish your degree

The Healthy Older Adult Fitness Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

High School graduates (and high school equivalency). Completion of IRW 115 or (WR 115 and RD 115) and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
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Three terms

Program Cost

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