Designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to become effective personal fitness trainers and to prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification exam. Course work presents a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and performance goals. Students learn how to facilitate behavior change and adherence, self-efficacy and how to develop client rapport.
Students will learn how to design programs that help clients improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Students have to show proof of current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification. All courses listed can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply the basic principles of exercise science, behavior modification, nutrition, and weight management to help clients achieve a healthy lifestyle.
- Describe and apply basic elements of anatomy, applied kinesiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.
- Administer and interpret basic health screenings and fitness assessments to design safe exercise programs for apparently healthy populations.
- Summarize the scope of practice and professional responsibilities of a certified fitness professional.
CORE REQUIREMENTS: (10 HRS.)
EXSC 2130 Lifestyle Change Instruction (online ) 3 credits
EXSC 1210 Fitness Instructor Training (on-campus) 4 credits
HLED 1160 Stress Management (online ) 3 credits
ELECTIVES: (6 HRS.)
HLED 1225 Weight Management and Exercise (online ) 3 credits
EXSC 1120 Instructional Methods: Pilates (on-campus) .5 credits
EXSC 1110 Instructional Methods: Youth Fitness (on-campus) .5 credits
EXSC 1130 Instructional Methods: Fitness Cycling (on-campus) .5 credits
EXSC 1140 Instructional Methods: Senior Fitness (on-campus) .5 credits
EXSC 1190 Instructional Methods: Outdoor Applications (on-campus) .5 credits
NOTE: See First-Year Student Success Course Requirement on Page 8.
TOTAL 16 CREDITS