Fitness Specialist, Certificate of Achievement

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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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Program completers will learn scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques for the measurement of human performance, and methods for establishing healthy nutritional patterns
  2. Program completers will conduct fitness evaluations for individual design programs that include nutrition, exercise plans, and motivation approaches
  3. Program completers demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for employment as strength and condition instructors, exercise testing technicians, weight training coaches, and personal fitness trainers

Core Requirements

Complete 19 units

H ED 031

Emergency Response

3

PETHEORY 042V

Theory and Application of Weight Training

2

PETHEORY 045

Special Projects: Physical Education

2

PETHEORY 048

Exercise Science

3

PETHEORY 049

Psychology of Sports

3

PETHEORY 050

Nutrition for Fitness and Sport

3

PETHEORY 051

Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

3

Minimum Units Required: 19

Complete each course with a grade of "C" or better.