The Personal Training Certificate is designed to prepare students to be employed in the area of fitness training as personal trainers/instructors. The program is designed to provide theory-based training to prepare students to take the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certification, ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine, ACE (American Council on Exercise or NCSA-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certification preferred by major sports, health, and fitness clubs. The curriculum emphasizes the application of the structure and function of the human body as it applies to movement, integrating physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and methodologies of exercise technique, assessment, and programming.
Current students in the Porterville College Kinesiology degree program alone are sufficient to justify the addition of this certificate program. It is conservatively estimated that once the program is fully established that there will be no fewer than 15 annual completers. Currently, there are at least 60 kinesiology majors in 2 years. The inclusion of additional students interested in earning the Personal Trainer Certificate will undoubtedly raise this number.
|CB01: Course Department Number||CB02: Course Title||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total||Annual # Sections||Annual Enrollment Total|
|ANATP052||Introduction and Survey of Anatomy and Physiology||7||215||5||154|
|BSADP160||Introduction to Entrepreneurship||1||23||1||30|
|HLEDP112||Introduction to Health||42||1376||44||1368|
The Fitness/Personal Trainer Certificate allows students to enter the workforce directly after earning the certificate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, FitnessTrainers and Instructors)
Administer assessment techniques to gather baseline data with respect to cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.
Design an appropriate individual fitness and nutrition plan considering health history, goals and ability.
Complete all courses required for the certificate with a "C" or higher.
Complete the core classes outlined below (18.5 units)
Complete a minimum of 3 units from the electives outlined below
ANATP052 - Introduction and Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (2)
BSADP160 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3)
HLEDP112 - Health Education (3)
HLEDP113 - Nutrition for Athletes (3)
KINP102 - Introduction To Athletic Training (3)
KINP108 - Exercise Testing, Prescription and Design (3)
KIN P110 - CPR, First Aid and AED (1.5)
Electives 3 units
KINP103 - Beginning Weight Training (1-2)
KINP105 - Advanced Weight Training (1-2)
KINP106A - Shape Up-Aerobic Exercise (0.5-2)
KINP106B - Shape Up-Aerobic Exercise (0.5-2)
(Y1 or S1)
|ANAT P052||Intro to Anat/Phys||2||Y1, S1|
|BSAD P160||Intro to Entrepreneurship||3||Y1, S2|
|HLED P112||Health Education||3||Y1, S1|
|HLED P113||Nutrition for Athletes||3||Y1, S2|
|KIN P102||Intro to Athletic Training||3||Y1, S1|
|KIN P108||Exercise Testing, Prescription, and Design||3||Y1, S2|
|KIN P110||CPR. First Aid. and AED||1.5||Y1, S2|
|KIN P103||Beginning Weight Training||0.5-2||Elective|
|KIN P105||Advanced Weight Training||0.5-2||Elective|
|KIN P106A||Shape-Up Aerobic Exercise||0.5-2||Elective|
|KIN P106B||Shape-Up Anaerobic Exercise||0.5-2||Elective|