Fitness Specialist Associate of Science degree is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become Personal Trainers and/or Group Fitness Instructors. Practical experience is integrated into curriculum for the development of skill mastery. Students are recommended to have basic knowledge of human biology, basic English writing and speaking skills, and the ability to perform moderate physical activity before beginning this program. Students must complete all required core courses for a total of 18-24 units.
This program is designed to prepare students to become Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors. It integrates fundamental knowledge from 3rd party accreditation by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) along with industry trends and standards in a variety of fitness training applications.
Upon completion of this program students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the NASM-CPT exam; demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the AFAA GFI exam; demonstrate understanding of the fundamental science of kinesiology and apply its principles to assess, design, implement and lead fitness programs and sessions for individuals and groups in a diverse population; and utilize universal risk management strategies.
(Y1 or S1)
|KIN 151||Applied Exercise Science||4||S1|
|KIN 167||Weight Training and Conditioning I||1.5||S1|
|KIN 168||Weight Training and Conditioning II||1.5||S1|
|KIN 155||Foundations for Group Exercise Instruction||3||S2|
2-4 Units from Elective Skill area
2-3 Units from Elective Activity Area
|Foundations for Personal Fitness Training|
Standard First Aid and CPR
Please see flier attachment for full program outline for major requirements.