This online degree concentration in fitness and wellness is designed to prepare students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative fitness and wellness, health disparities, and chronic illnesses prevention and serves as a pre-professional program of study for Kinesiology and other allied health-related fields. After completing this degree, students will possess the necessary academic and clinical skills, knowledge, and dispositions that will enable them to enter into diverse career paths in health and wellness -related and sports fields that enhance health, society, and quality of life. The students will also be prepared to proceed to graduate or professional programs in Kinesiology or allied health fields upon graduation.
This program will increase the number of professionals prepared to promote health and wellness, support public health, address societal needs associated with health disparities, obesity, and cardiovascular-related diseases while earning a competitive salary.
The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) and the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NC-SDPI).
The Recreation Administration Program at North Carolina Central University is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).
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