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Certificate of Completion:
Personal Fitness Trainer
Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2017 – 2018.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.
Certificate covers material needed to apply to take the NSCA Personal Fitness Trainer Exam and for a variety of employment opportunities in health and fitness including personal fitness trainer, fitness club technician, coach, or community center instructor. Students may also apply certificate credits towards an Associate of Arts and Science Transfer degree for enrollment in a four-year University Sports Medicine, Exercise Science or Physical Education Teaching Certificate Program. This certificate prepares students for the following personal fitness trainer exams: ACSM American College of Sports Medicine, NSCA National Strength and Conditioning Association, ACE American Council of Exercise.
Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:
- Identify anatomical agonists and antagonists muscles in the body
- Design exercise programs addressing the five health related components of fitness (body composition, cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility)
- Apply customer service concepts and applications in the fitness industry
- Demonstrate an understanding of exercise equipment and the effectiveness in developing specific aspects of fitness
- Assess risk management and safety procedures that need to be followed in fitness training
- Clearly communicate individual goals and motivate participants in a fitness program
- Apply basic first aid techniques
|Course #||Course Name||Credit Hrs.|
|HLTH 224||Wellness Coaching||2|
|HLTH 262||Personal Fitness Trainer First Aid & Athletic Training||5|
|PE 211||Fitness Assessment||2|
|PE 212||Athletic Fitness||1|
|PE 228||Life Fitness Internship||1|
|PE 236||Anatomical Kinesiology||4|
|PE 267||Applied Kinesiology||4|