Catalog 2023-2024 
    
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Catalog 2023-2024

Physical Education and Recreation


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Location:

Physical Education and Recreation Center

Program Director:

Nikki Smiley, (970) 339-6337, nicole.smiley@aims.edu

Program Coordinator: 

Tanner Wiemers, (970) 378-3518, tanner.wiemers@aims.edu 

Faculty / Advisor: 

Katie Hansen, (970) 339-6421, katie.hansen@aims.edu 

Staff Associate:

Amanda Sheehan, (970) 829-5287, amanda.sheehan@aims.edu

Facility: 

Opened in the Fall of 2015, the 46,000-square-foot expanded and renovated Aims Campus Physical Education and Recreation Center in Greeley provides a vibrant and welcoming campus community hub.  It features state-of-the-art equipment and is designed to fit the busy schedule and on-the-go lifestyle.

Features:

  • Renovated gymnasium and two volleyball courts
  • Spacious men’s and women’s and family locker rooms
  • 1,113 square foot Cross Training Studio
  • Indoor and outdoor student center
  • 2 smart classrooms
  • 1 racquetball court and 1 functional fitness space
  • Mind and Body Studio
  • Expansive Strength Center with Free weights and multi-circuit training stations
  • Dance and Aerobics Studio
  • Indoor Group Cycling Studio
  • Indoor elevated walking/jogging track
  • 2,500 square foot Fitness / Cardio Training Center
  • 3 tennis courts 
  • 1.1 acres of greenspace

Degree Emphasis: 

Do you want a career that allows you to stay active and gives you the chance to help others?  Take your passion for health and fitness ad earn an associates degree with an emphasis in Health and Human Performance from Aims.

Increased awareness about the benefits of health and fitness in our society has expanded job opportunities within the industry.  Careers in health and human performance are diverse, rewarding, and in high demand.  The Aims Associate of Arts degree is a two-year Liberal Arts Associate Degree with an emphasis in Health and Human performance and is the only program of its kind in northern Colorado.  This program can prepare you for a career where you will help people lead healthier lives.

After earning an Associate Degree at Aims, you can get started in various health and human performance careers or transfer to a four-year institution to finish your bachelor’s degree.  Students who wish to continue their education at a 4-year institution may choose a direct transition to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), Colorado State University (CSU), or Regis University.

Discover the many possible health and human performance careers and help people live healthier lives by earning this degree emphasis at Aims.

Degree Emphasis Requirements:

Complete the general requirements of an Associate of Arts degree, plus the additional following program courses:

  • HPR 1017 Anatomical Kinesiology
  • HPE 2031 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • HWE 1065 Intro to Exercise Health Science

Transfer Opportunities and Degree Emphasis Requirements:

Complete the general requirements of an Associate of Arts degree, plus the additional following program courses:

  • Aims2UNC - University of Northern Colorado: Sport and Exercise Science, Human Performance B.S.
    • ​HPR 1017 Anatomical Kinesiology
    • HPE 2031 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

    • HWE 1065 Intro to Exercise Health Science
    • HWE 2062 Physiology of Exercise

  • Colorado State University: Health and Exercise Science, Health Promotion B.S.

    • HWE 1050 Human Nutrition

    • HWE 1064 Weight Management and Exercise

    • HPR 1017 Anatomical Kinesiology

  • Regis University

    • ​PED 1000 Fitness Concepts

    • PED 1003 Weight Training II

    • HWE 1050 Human Nutrition

Launch Your Career in Health and Human Performance

Whether you start your career after graduating from Aims, or choose to earn a bachelor’s degree, the Health and Human Performance degree emphasis at Aims can help you begin your career path in physical fitness.

Examples of health and human performance careers include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Aquatics Instructor
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Educator
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Fitness Center Owner/Manager
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength Coach
  • Sports Psychologist
  • Weight Loss Counselor
  • Geriatric Specialist 
  • Massage Therapist
  • Human Movement Analyst

General Information: 

In many cases, up to three credits of Physical Education courses can be applied toward electives in the general Associate of Arts degree. 

Accessibility: 

Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact Disability Access Services (DAS) at 970.339.6388 or disabilities@aims.edu to set up an appointment to discuss the process of requesting reasonable accommodations.

Certificates:

Exercise Specialist Certificate

(CERTES01)

This certificate is only offered to concurrently enrolled Career Academy students. 

Certificate Requirements:

  • HPR 1017 - Anatomical Kinesiology Credits: 3

  • HWE 1068 - Certified Personal Trainer Preparatory Course Credits: 3

  • PED 1003 - Weight Training II Credits: 2

  • PED 2080 - Internship Credits: 0 to 12

Total Credits for Certificate: 11

 
Health and Fitness Certificate

(CERTES02)

This certificate is only offered to concurrently enrolled Career Academy students. 

Certificate Requirements:

  • HPE 2031 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Credits: 3

  • HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition Credits: 3

  • HWE 1062 - Health and Wellness Credits: 3

  • HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Sciences Credits: 3

Total Credits for Certificate: 12

 

Health and Exercise Specialist Certificate

(CERTES03)

This certificate is only offered to concurrently enrolled Career Academy students. 

Certificate Requirements:

  • HPE 2031 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Credits: 3

  • HPR 1017 - Anatomical Kinesiology Credits: 3

  • HWE 1050 - Human Nutrition Credits: 3

  • HWE 1062 - Health and Wellness Credits: 3

  • HWE 1065 - Introduction to Exercise Health Sciences Credits: 3

  • HWE 1068 - Certified Personal Trainer Preparatory Course Credits: 3

  • PED 1003 - Weight Training II Credits: 2

  • PED 2080 - Internship Credits: 0 to 12

Total Credits for Certificate: 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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