For many college students, exercise and a healthy diet may not be a priority. But Salt Lake Community College is doing its part to help students and staff build better health habits.
A wide range of fitness opportunities are available to students and staff at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. In addition to personal training, students can focus on individual health and wellness and alternative, healthier lifestyles.
The Health and Lifetime Activities (HLAC) program offers three different opportunities for personal training. Associate dean Soni Adams describes the three areas of academic health as “the Fit Tech program, HLAC activity courses and health elective courses.”
The Fitness Technician, or Fit Tech, program is for students who want to pursue a career as a personal trainer.
An associate of applied science degree is available, which prepares students in multiple areas, including kinesiology, nutrition, behavioral fitness, fitness assessment and program design, strength and cardio training, and more.
For students who just want to get fit, the school provides a variety of HLAC courses such as basketball, CrossFit and Zumba.
One HLAC course satisfies a lifelong wellness credit, and additional courses can help students further improve their overall health and wellness.
Nutrition and body awareness are also major factors of overall health.
SLCC recently obtained a Bod Pod in the Lifetime Activities Center. The Bod Pod helps measure the current body fat and is open to the public.
“We are lucky to have a lab in the LAC building,” Adams says.
LAC facilities are open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 p.m. on Fridays and 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Additionally, a new multi-fitness center will be added to the South City Campus in the fall of 2016.