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Health and Wellness

Personal Trainer

See Personal Trainer - Advanced Certificate

Upon completion of the Personal Trainer Certificate Program, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assist apparently healthy individuals and those with controlled diseases in exercising safely and achieving higher levels of fitness or athletic performance. This program will provide the knowledge and practical experience in all of the following areas: client consultation and assessment, fitness program development, exercise techniques, safety procedures, and legal issues.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification exam or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer exam.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for apparently healthy individuals and individuals with controlled disease.
  2. Modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors for health promotion.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of applied exercise physiology and anatomy, exercise programming, emergency procedures and safety, program administration, staff training and supervision, as well as overall facility and program management through written and oral demonstration.
  4. Practice healthy lifestyle choices for themselves to model for clients, employees, and the general population.


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