The Health Science and Human Performance Department offers an A.S. in Physical Education and Exercise Science designed to prepare students to pursue baccalaureate degrees in physical education. This program is suitable for students who are seeking career paths in teaching, coaching, fitness and wellness.
FLCC's A.A.S. in Therapeutic Massage/Integrated Health Care provides graduates with the required hours to sit for the New York State licensing exam in massage therapy. Graduates who pass this exam are qualified to practice as licensed massage therapists (LMT's) in New York State. This program is suitable for students interested in the complimentary therapies. Coursework includes not only the massage therapy curriculum but additional studies in other types of complimentary therapies. Graduates may choose to pursue upper level programs in many of the complimentary therapies.
There is also a four-hour physical education requirement for all students. This program is based on the philosophy that a healthy, active lifestyle will enhance the quality of one's life and that all students, regardless of their interest, age, sex, or disability, benefit from the opportunity to participate in physical education.