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Fitness Specialist


Physical Education, Recreation & Athletics Division
Upon successful completion of the Fitness Specialist Certificate, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for entry level or higher positions in the fitness industry. The student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for employment as strength and condition instructors, exercise testing technicians, weight training coaches, and personal fitness trainers; to conduct fitness evaluations for individual design programs that include nutrition, exercise plans, and motivation approaches; and to transfer to a bachelor's degree program in physical education or kinesiology.

Total Units Required 19
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
PE 48 Exercise Science 3

Second Semester
PE 49 Psychology of Sports 3
PE 50 Nutrition for Fitness & Sport 3

Third Semester
PE 51 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3
PE 42V Theory & Application of Weight Training 2

Fourth Semester
H ED 31 Emergency Response 3
PE 45 Special Project: Physical Education 2




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