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Personal/Fitness Trainer Certificate

Certificate (Certificate Program) - 30 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

Students will prepare for a career in personal training that involves all aspects of fitness.  Students will gain knowledge in individual and group exercise programs, and will work with populations of varying ability levels.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified to pursue the accreditation of their choice.  

Program Accreditation:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for the ACE or NCF personal trainer exam.

Admission to the Program:
Students entering this program should have a strong understanding of science and math concepts, and be able to physically perform exercises they intend to teach.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
BIOL 140; HLTH 120; PHYED 136; FCS 110; PHYED 175

Spring Semester 1:
PHYED 236; HLTH 150; BUS 110; PHYED 176

Summer Semester 1:
PHYED 276; PHYED 277


Course Information:
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
FCS 110BASIC NUTRITION 2
HLTH 120FIRST AID 2
HLTH 150FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH 3
PHYED 136FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3
PHYED 175PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING 3
PHYED 176EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN 3
PHYED 236SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT 3
PHYED 276PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE 3
PHYED 277PHYSICAL EDUCATION TOPICS 1 to 3

For Program Information Contact:

Physical Education Coordinator

Fitness Center/Gymnasium  694-5502

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