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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Fundamentals of Fitness (FIT-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

April 2019 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: describe necessary elements to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; evaluate a physically active lifestyle; discuss responsibilities and social behaviors in physical activity settings; contrast differences among people in physical activity settings; describe how physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interactions; and explain the history, rules, etiquette, origin, and cultural perspectives of a chosen sport.


This course provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to develop and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness and to increase physical competence, self-esteem, and the motivation to pursue lifelong physical activity. Students gain an understanding of the components of health-related fitness, training principles, and the benefits of being physically active. Major topics include: wellness, health-related physical fitness, fitness terminology, training principles, components of fitness, fitness assessments, goal setting, benefits of fitness, diet and nutrition, skill related fitness, and prevention and care of injuries related to physical activity. Instructional methods include  a study guide, required readings, and a final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Wellness, Health Promotion, Exercise Science, Nutrition, or Health Sciences (4/19) (3/24 revalidation).