No. of Credits: 26 Contact: Laura Polk, Chair, Health Sciences Division
This certificate provides the necessary knowledge and skills to students progressing in the fitness and recreation fields by preparing them to become a nationally certified personal trainer or group fitness instructor. The certificate also provides the scope and vision of the field and introduces basic legal and risk management issues and introductory business skills and knowledge. Additionally, students learn about nutrition, physical training and the psychology and sociology of sport. The student can progress to other programs of study within the field that focus on developing management/business principles and lead to advancement in the field of sport management.
Individuals must possess a current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification at the time this certificate is awarded.
The maximum number of credits accepted in transfer from other institutions to this program is 19.
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Required Courses and Recommended Sequence:
The following is a recommended sequence of courses for completing this program. College Prep and prerequisite course requirements, credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress. Course availability within the program sequences is specifically intended for full-time students who begin their course work with the fall semester. Students should always consult their online program evaluation or an academic advisor to better understand typical course availability and individual program planning.