Personal Fitness Training Certificate

The Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in the Health and Wellness Industry.

Upon completion of the 19 credit program students may elect to enter the workforce as a Fitness Trainer or go on to pursue a two or four-year degree in Recreation, Health, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science or a Teacher Certification program. The 19 credit curriculum prepares students to test for a Personal Training certification from a national organization such as ACSM, NSCA, ACE, or NASM.

The optional Associate of Arts and Science Direct Transfer Degree program at Bellevue College provides students with a seamless transition to specific University programs in Washington State while providing exposure to opportunities in these growing fields.

View Personal Fitness Training Certificate Requirements.

Here is a recommended schedule for completing the Personal Fitness Trainer certificate program.  Please meet with an advisor to discuss your academic plan and career goals.

Fall 2014

  • PE 267 Applied Kinesiology– 4 credits   (prerequisite for PE 228 Life Fitness Internship)
  • HLTH 262 Personal Fitness Trainer First Aid & Athletic Training – 5 credits
  • PE 137  Sports Conditioning – 2 credits

Winter 2015

  • PE 236 Anatomical Kinesiology – 4 credits
  • PE 211 Fitness Assessments – 2 credits
  • HLTH 290 Sports Nutrition- 1 credit
  • PE 228 Life Fitness Internship – 1 credit (prerequisite is completion of PE 267 with a B- or better, or with permission from the instructor)

Where do Fitness Trainers work?

  • Commercial Fitness Clubs
  • Personal Training Studios
  • Community centers
  • Wellness centers
  • Corporate Health Centers
  • Physical education instructor
  • University/College Recreation Centers

The Personal Fitness Trainer certificate program can also be taken simultaneously with the course requirements for a science transfer degree for Exercise Science, Nutrition, Athletic Training, and Sports Medicine.  Contact the Science Division advisory for more information.