JCC’s New Health and Fitness Science Program Offers Multiple Career Paths for Future Graduates

Published: April 12, 2021

Johnston Community College offers options for an AAS degree and a Career and College Promise certificate

Debuting at Johnston Community College this year, the Health and Fitness Science (HFS) program offers graduates the opportunity to launch careers into multiple areas of the health and fitness science field.

Students will be trained in exercise science and be able to administer basic fitness tests and health risk appraisals, teach specific exercise and fitness classes, and provide instruction in the proper use of exercise equipment and facilities.

“The Health & Fitness Science degree is launching at the perfect time! The multibillion-dollar fitness industry is evolving with interesting business models and new ways to train” said Lead Health and Fitness Instructor, Kelly Williams. “Even during these challenging times for businesses, new fitness facilities like Planet Fitness and Fit24 are establishing themselves in our community.  Our research shows that Personal Trainers, Athletic Trainers, Wellness Coaches, and Exercise Physiologists are some of the fastest-growing fields in Health and Fitness. In fact, a recent LinkedIn Workforce Report stated that Wellness & Fitness is one of the top three industries that have hiring rates above pre-COVID levels!”

The HFS program is offered as a 70 credit hour Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) and also an 18 credit hour Career and College Promise (CCP) certificate for high school students who are enrolled in the CCP program. Both the degree and the certificate have been fully approved through the North Carolina Community College System and are currently awaiting final approval through JCC’s regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Classes will be taught by Kelly Williams, FT PE/Health Instructor and Rose Dey Carrol, PT Health and Fitness Instructor. Those interested in this program can learn more by visiting the JCC website at https://www.johnstoncc.edu/fitness or by contacting Kelly Williams at kwilliams@johnstoncc.edu or 919-464-2385.

Health and Fitness Science Instructor Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams  Health & Fitness  Instructor
Smith Building G Room 122

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