Rockford, Illinois

Fitness, Wellness & Sport

The mission of the Fitness, Wellness & Sport department is to provide quality offerings in the areas of career education, physical development and community outreach. We accomplish our mission by providing the highest quality programs and services to:
  • Provide professional courses to prepare students for careers in the field of Fitness, Wellness & Sport. 
  • Provide physical development courses designed to improve individual fitness levels and develop sport and lifetime activity skills. 
  • Provide community outreach programs in the areas of fitness, wellness and sport.   

In addition to providing physical development courses in sport and fitness, the FWS department offers an A.A.S degree Exercise Science or Sport Management and certificates in Personal Training and Coaching Education. If you have ever thought about pursuing a career in sport, recreation, exercise or fitness, you should take a look at the degree and certificate options provided by the FWS department at Rock Valley College.


Getting Started

For information on the steps you need to take to get started at RVC, contact Admissions at (815) 921-4250. For additional information on specific courses in the Fitness, Wellness and Sport department, contact the FWS department directly at (815) 921-3804. Students who intend to transfer from RVC to a four-year college or university should check with that institution to see how these courses transfer.