Why Study Human Performance Studies?
With a Human Performance Studies degree, students choose between 3 tracks: Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science or Sports and Recreation Leadership. The program allows students to transfer to a four-year institution and major in areas such as Exercise Science, Physical Education, Fitness/Wellness, Sports Management, Recreation, and other related fields.
Degree Tracks & Course Sequence
- Physical Education Track
- Exercise and Sports Science Track
- Sports and Recreation Leadership Track
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Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.
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At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.
Students who graduate with a HPS degree may seek employment opportunities in the wellness field working as a fitness trainer/director, community recreation leadership or senior citizen programs.
Students enrolled in the Fitness Specialist Certificate program will have the opportunity to complete an internship at a fitness facility to in order to receive hands on training and experience. Some of these internship sites include:
- Equinox Fitness
- Multi-Sport Workshop
- JCC-Y of Rockland
- Stony Point Fit Body Boot Camp
Fitness Trainer/Director, Community Recreation Leadership, Physical Education, Exercise Science, or other fitness/wellness related fields
Education, Fitness and Recreation Industry
Group Fitness Instructors
Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov
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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.