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We are your health and exercise specialists. Our purpose is to enhance the quality of life of our students, faculty and staff by empowering them with the knowledge and skills to live an active, healthy life.

Learn about optimizing human performance through understanding specific changes in muscular, cardiovascular, and neurohumoral systems. Explore how training affects the functional capacity of the human body and it’s adaptive responses to exercise.


Exercise Science/Kinesiology: AS

Exercise Science is the study of the systems that allow physical activity and the acute and chronic responses to that physical activity.

This program prepares students at Salt Lake Community College who are interested in Exercise Science / Kinesiology professions and bachelor’s degree options.


Fitness Technician: AAS (CTE)

The Fitness Technician Program is designed to prepare students to meet the growing demand in the fitness profession for personal trainers and Exercise Is Medicine clinicians. Core course content includes nutrition, kinesiology, exercise physiology, client motivation, fitness assessment, program design principles of weight training, flexibility, and cardio fitness.


Outdoor Adventure, Parks and Recreation (OA/PR): AS

The Outdoor Adventure, Parks and Recreation (OA/PR) program is designed for students from all backgrounds interested in making the outdoors and recreation central to their life and careers. Students in the OA/PR program will attain the knowledge and skills to begin a career in the outdoor industry with a mix of courses that cover outdoor adventure education, outdoor technical skills, program planning and leadership, business, and management.

The AS program prepares students at SLCC to move into parks, recreation, tourism programs at the University of Utah and other colleges and universities. Graduates of the OA/PR AS program will also gain the experience and knowledge to pursue entry-level employment in various sectors of the outdoor industry.

We do this by offering a variety of healthy lifestyle classes:

  • Fitness for Life
  • Health Body Image and Weight Management
  • Lifetime Wellness and Fitness
  • Mind/Body Connection
  • Stress Management
  • Theory and Practice of Meditation
  • Life, Society and Drugs
  • Social Health and Diversity
  • Environmental Yoga
  • Laughter Yoga
  • First Aid and Safety
  • Introduction to Yoga Instructor Training
  • Introduction to Group Exercise Instructor Training

and by offering science based courses to increase your knowledge and understanding of the human body and exercise:

  • Foundations of Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
  • Fitness Motivation and Behavior Response

Check out this video of SLCC students in HLAC 1350 & 1351 on a Scuba Adventure in Catalina