Certificate of Achievement, students will be prepared to complete the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer Examination. Successful completion of the NASM CPT and the MPC Certified Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement provides the opportunity for employment in the fitness industry as a Certified Personal Trainer. Employment opportunities include working in commercial clubs, personal training studios, and entrepreneurial business owner or manager.
|With the growing number of students in our Kinesiology AA-T program we believe that this program will also grow. We predict small completion numbers in the first/second years but growth coinciding with the growth of the Kinesiology program in subsequent years. Interest was shown in our Kinesiology classes to have a clear pathway to employment while building towards a degree in the area of personal training. There is a need in our local area for personal training due to numerous gyms and studios as well as our geriatric and retired populations. This need will also aid our enrollment and completion numbers as the program grows.|
Upon successful completion of the program,students will demonstrate an ability to:
Demonstrate knowledge of personal training as a profession and the skills, technique, and industry standards required to become a personal trainer.
Courses should be taken according to the sequencing shown in the following "Program Requirements" section. Students may complete this Certificate of Achievement in as little as two semesters.
|Program Requirements (Model Course Sequence)|
|Required Core (__10_ units)||KINS 46||Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning||3||Fall 1|
|KINS 47||Principles of Exercise Prescription and Program Design||3||Spring 1|
|KINS 51||FItness and Wellness Strategies||2||Any Semester|
|PFIT 10 A||Beginning Weight Training||1||Fall 1|
|KINS 92||Practical Experience in Personal Training||1||Spring 1|
|Select (__4 units / _4_ courses from the list.||PFIT 17A||Yoga I||1||Any Semester|
|PFIT 21A||Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I||1||Any Semester|
|PFIT 19 A||Body Sculpting I||1||Spring 1|
|PFIT 15 A||Core Matwork I||1||Any Semester|
|PFIT 23A||Functional Fitness I||1||Fall 1|
|PFIT 18A||Aerobic FItness I||1||Any Semester|
|PFIT 22 A||FItness Through Swimming I||1||Any Semester|