Fitness Specialist Certification: Basic

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 01361)

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

  • 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.
  • Student will learn teaching methodologies needed to implement exercise programs to target populations in various fitness settings.
Program Requirements
HLTH 202NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES3
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
Total Units16