Physical Education

 

Certificate of Completion:
Personal Fitness Trainer

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

Brief Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HLTH 262 Personal Fitness Trainer First Aid & Athletic Training 5
HLTH 290 Sports Nutrition 1
PE 137 Sports Conditioning 2
PE 211 Fitness Assessment 2
PE 228 Life Fitness Internship 1
PE 236 Anatomical Kinesiology 4
PE 267 Applied Kinesiology 4

Certificate of Completion:
Wilderness Skill

Brief Description

The Wilderness Skills certificate program prepares students for a wide range of professional opportunities in recreation and education. Students learn to plan and safely lead adventure activities such as sea kayaking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain bike touring, backpacking and snowshoeing.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:

  • Identify appropriate outdoor adventure opportunities in the Northwest for a wide variety of individuals as part of a life-long wellness plan
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic competency skills in select adventure sports
  • Assess risk management and safety procedures that need to be followed in outdoor adventure activities
  • Assume a leadership role in group adventure outings and promote positive group dynamics
  • Plan and coordinate logistics of adventure trips
  • Understand the functions and utilization of adventure trip equipment
  • Apply basic backcountry first aid techniques

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HLTH 250 Wellness 5
HLTH 260 Wilderness First Aid Basics 4
PE 114 Beginning Rock Climbing 1
PE 115 Backpacking & Orienteering 1
PE 116 Snowshoeing 1
PE 128 Sea Kayaking & Navigation 1
PE 239 Outdoor Leadership 4
RECED 260 Northwest Fitness Exploration 2

Certificate of Completion
Yoga Instructor

Program Updated: The requirements for this program have been updated for 2016 – 2017.
Please review the changes and consult with your adviser or program manager if you have questions.

The Yoga Teacher Training Certificate is designed to prepare students for teaching Yoga in a wide variety of health and wellness settings in individual and group settings. Completing this certificate at Bellevue College meets the standards for the National Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification as well as employment requirements for teaching Yoga in the health industry.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Identify ethical and professional standards of the International Coaching Foundation
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the Yoga Alliance sequential instructional applications
  • Evaluate, summarize and paraphrase client-based information in a wellness plan
  • Demonstrate ability to manage and teach yoga classes with established safety parameters
  • Identify core strength, flexibility and posture benefits of yoga
  • Develop yoga class sequential lesson plans incorporating individualized routines for clients and groups
  • Assess and analyze professional and personal skills required in the yoga profession
  • Analyze and reflect on yoga within a wellness plan

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Program Requirements

Core Coursework

Course # Course Name Credit Hrs.
HLTH 145 Wellness Healthcare Providers 3
HLTH 224 Wellness Coaching 1
PE 148 Yoga Instructor Techniques I 3
PE 149 Yoga Instructor Techniques II 2
PE 236 Anatomical Kinesiology 4
PE 280 Yoga Instructor Practicum 1


Professional or technical program offerings and course requirements listed in this website may be altered by the college to reflect the needs of industry, student interests and availability of resources.

This website is designed as a tool to assist in making degree selection decisions, but may not be up-to-date in all instances. Please review worksheets with an advisor to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

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Last Updated May 20, 2016