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Health/Fitness Technician

Health/fitness technician (HFT) at SFCC is a two-year program that prepares students to get started or take their health/fitness career to the next level. Students will get hands-on experience with proper technique, nutrition, personal training, building exercise programs, stress management, anatomy and physiology, first aid/CPR and more.

  1. Perform a variety of tasks related to health and fitness including, but not limited to, matching the appropriate exercise for each of the major muscle groups, demonstrate proper exercise technique, carry out basic health and fitness assessments, and develop exercise programs for a variety of clientele.
  2. Exhibit professional behaviors which include empathy, respect, communication skills, and ethics.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
FMT 204
Health Appraisal and Exercise Prescription
5
FMT 209
Exercise and the Cardiovascular System
3
PE 138
Fundamentals of Resistance Training
2
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 160
General Biology with Lab
5
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
FMT 119
Principles of Strength Training
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
BIOL& 241
Human A & P 1
5
FMT 111
Physiology of Exercise
5
FMT 112
Special Considerations in Exercise
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FMT 235
Biomechanics
5
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
MMGT 125
Social Media Marketing
5
Choose 1 course from:
PE 177
Beginning Body Conditioning
1
PE 186
Fast Fitness, Beginning
1
PE 239
Weight Training
1
PE 277
Advanced Body Conditioning
1
PE 286
Fast Fitness, Advanced
1
Total Credits
 
16
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FMT 106
Anatomical and Physiological Kinesiology
5
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 270
Nutrition for Fitness
3
Choose 1 course from:
BUS& 101
Introduction to Business
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
16
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
FMT 115
Leadership Dynamics
3
FMT 225
Personal Training
5
PE 266
Cooperative Education Seminar
1
PE 267
Cooperative Education Work Experience
3
Total Credits
 
12
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
For an up to date list of all classes that satisfy requirements for your degree/ certificate in iCatalog, click here, then select the specific degree or certificate you are pursuing.

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    10,182
  • Non-Resident

    $
    14,070
  • International

    $
    25,458
  • Avg. Books

    $
    702
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
    N/A
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    N/A

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Mapuana Carey
    Mapuana Carey
    Program Specialist 2
    Mapuana.Carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3288

  • Travis Warner
    Travis Warner
    Health Fitness Technician
    B.S., Eastern Washington University
    Travis.Warner@ccs.spokane.edu
    509-533-4105

I completed the HFT Program at Spokane Falls Community College, then immediately took the NSCA CPT test and passed on my first attempt. With the wide variety of exercise implementation, training styles and usage of exercise equipment, I immediately felt confident to train range of different people with my own style and exercise protocols. With that confidence, I have been able to build a clientele that supports the lifestyle of my Wife and me. She is also a personal trainer who graduated the HFT Program. I can confidently say that I am building a career in the fitness industry that can support my family and me and the foundation for that was laid in the HFT Program. – Donnie Kissick, SFCC Graduate, HFT

The HFT program was so much more than I could have ever hoped for. I started with the idea that I wanted to know everything about the body and the keys to make a perfect program for anyone. I graduated with the confidence to do that, but I also found out how much more there is to helping people, and an idea of how many different ways that can look. – Cody Denham, SFCC Graduate, HFT

I enrolled in the HFT program to increase my own knowledge on fitness and nutrition. I had no initial intent of becoming a certified personal trainer. However, before I graduated from the program I decided to take (and aced!) the NSCA-CPT. The biggest benefits have been the ability to write my own effective fitness program and to quickly evaluate the quality of other fitness/nutrition programs. As a Navy Reservist, I have also been able to use my education to improve my own physical fitness test scores as well as provide effective mentorship to my junior Sailors, allowing them to increase their own fitness scores and overall health. – Michelle Taylor, SFCC Graduate, HFT

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Travis Warner

Faculty
travis.warner@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4105
 

Māpuana Carey

Pathways Specialist
mapuana.carey@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3288
Building 19, Office 106