The Physical Education Department at Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) provides students the opportunity to participate in lifetime fitness and wellness activities through the courses offered. The physical education faculty is dedicated to bringing awareness to the importance of fitness and wellness through classroom lectures and activities. Each course promotes a healthy lifestyle and lifelong habits. Courses that are offered vary from semester to semester. Please refer to the class schedule for more details.
This certificate is designed for the student interested in exercise science and/or the fitness industry. Students completing the certificate may wish to transfer to four-year institutions in areas such as athletic training, exercise science, physical education, wellness promotion, or health sciences. Completion of the certificate will provide the foundation for increased employment opportunities, fitness promotion, personal training, or for continued studies working toward a four-year degree. Upon completion of the certificate, students wishing to become Certified Personal Trainers may sit for the national certification exam through the American College of Exercise (ACE).
Many students seek post secondary career programs of study that are less than the conventional one or two-year programs. This certificate in Wellness is intended for the young student or adult who wishes to explore their potential in a college setting and examine avenues for personal growth and improvement. Each of the required courses are selected to enhance an individual's own potential and many will transfer to four year schools should the student elect to continue their education.
Virginia Western's Wellness/Fitness Center is located on first floor of the Student Center. Equipped with top of the line commercial fitness equipment, it is open free of charge to faculty, staff and students registered in at least 3 credits per semester. Users must complete required forms and orientation prior to first use.
For more information about the VW Fitness Center, click here.
|Assistant Professor - Health / PE|
|Associate Professor - Physical Education|
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