Tradition of Excellence

160 NWAC Championships
218 NWAC Region Championships
4 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA Championships
as of 07-27-2017
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Health Fitness Technician (HFT) Program

In September of 1986, SFCC started the Health Fitness Technician (HFT) program. This is a two-year academic degree program designed to train personnel for work in one of America's rapidly growing service sectors--the exercise and fitness industry.  One of only two such programs in the nation, the HFT program is one of the most popular academic/career choices on campus.

Students spend much of their time in health and science labs where required subjects include human anatomy, physiological kinesiology, exercise physiology, the cardiovascular system, personal training, care and prevention of athletic injuries, and nutrition. Students can select from two options--a two year associate in applied science degree (for immediate employment at entry and mid-management levels); and a two-year associate of arts degree that can be transferred to a four-year university.

HFT students have the opportunity to become certified fitness trainers through either the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  SFCC is also a testing site for the American Council on exercise certification exams. Other courses include Stress Management, Principles of Strength Training, Health Appraisal,  Exercise Prescription, Exercise and Aging, and First Aid. Second year students will be placed in health clubs under the colleges' cooperative education program to get actual job experience. HFT continues to grow with current enrollment now approaching 40 students.