Fitness Specialist Certification: Advanced

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01362)

The Fitness Specialist program is designed to train and qualify students to function as entry-level, intermediate, and advanced group exercise leaders and personal trainers. Students will learn the scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques of exercise leadership with groups and individuals, assessment and establishment of healthy behaviors, nutrition and the designing of safe, effective, and personalized exercise plans for a variety of clients.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Students will learn the aspects of a variety of diverse situations in the fitness setting with respect to CPR and first aid, risk assessment and basic protocol of injury management.
  • Student will learn teaching methodologies needed to implement exercise programs to target populations in various fitness settings.
  • Student will be able to create an effective and safe exercise program based on observation, client assessment and risk stratification to improve fitness level of target population.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements
HLTH 110FIRST RESPONDER3
HLTH 202NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES3
ES/T 107FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND LABORATORY2.5
ES/T 135INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY2
ES/T 136TECHNIQUES OF WEIGHT TRAINING2
ES/T 137EXERCISE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS2
ES/T 138TECHNIQUES OF EXERCISE LEADERSHIP2
ES/T 139FITNESS SPECIALIST INTERNSHIP3
ES/T 140INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED KINESIOLOGY2
ES/T 250PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES2
Total Units23.5