2018-19 Catalog 
    Feb 19, 2020  
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fitness Trainer/Instructor Certificate

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The Fitness Trainer/ Instructor certificate provides students with a cross-disciplinary foundation in the fields of exercise science, sports nutrition, wellness and first aid as applied to personal training and group fitness programming and instruction. It is an ideal path for students needing ACE exam review preparation, for those planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a similar area of study, or for current professionals seeking to update and enhance their knowledge and skills.

Credit Hours Required: 18

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fitness Trainer/Instructor Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Use FITT and strength training principles to develop and evaluate effectiveness of programs for individuals and/or groups that will enhance the five components of fitness. (BIO 160 or BIO 201, PHE 152, PHE 157, PHE 251, PHE 252) 
  2. Explain the acute and chronic effects and adaptations of exercise on the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal system. (BIO 160 or BIO 201, PHE 251, PHE 252)
  3. Utilizing the scope of practice of a fitness trainer, describe the relationship between diet and exercise as it relates to weight management, obesity, and body composition. (PHE 152, PHE 157, PHE 251, PHE 252)
  4. Analyze and prioritize first aid situations and perform first aid. (PHE 153)

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