The Fitness Professionals Certificate program will give hands on training and experience for students to be prepared for to begin a career in the growing field of fitness at entry-level positions or higher necessary. The curriculum has been designed to equip the student the knowledge and hands on experience to evaluate the physiological and psychological effects of physical activities and design personalized exercise prescriptions. Students will be taught scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques of strength training, and methods appropriate to establishing healthy behavior. This program will present students with theory necessary to pursue a job and be effective in the health fitness industry (health clubs, corporate fitness,etc.). This program also prepares candidates for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength& Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)certification exams.
Upon completion program graduates are prepared for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) certification exams.
Approximately 10-20 students annually. We anticipate that the addition of this certificate will increase both the total number of students pursuing an associate degree in Kinesiology. The projection is that enrollments in Kinesiology specific classes will continue to grow incrementally as students discover the value of this certificate to employers who are experiencing an increased demand in the fitness industry
The goals and objectives of the program are to prepare students to enter the workforce as qualified worker in the fitness industry. Completing the certificate will give the student an opportunity to reach the following outcomes:
A. Design fitness programs for a diverse population.
B. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass national certification exams in personal training and/or group fitness instructor.
C. Demonstrate the necessary skills for being successful within the fitness industry.
D. Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition, fitness, and strength training.
Students earning this certificate will be eligible for positions in private and public programs including fitness centers, resorts, country clubs, recreation districts, and wellness centers.
Fitness Professionals Certificate (14-17 units)
Required Courses (13 units):
KIN 4 Nutrition (3 units)
KIN 30 First Aid and CPR (3 units)
KIN 35 Foundations for Fitness and Wellness(3 units)
Kin 43 Personal Training (3 units)
KIN A81 Cardio and Strength Training(Beginning. Intermediate, or Advanced) (1 unit)
Choose one of the following electives: (1-4 units)
KIN 45 Group Fitness Instructor (3 units)
KIN 44- Yoga Instructor Training (3 units)
KIN-12 Sport Psychology (3 units)
KIN 200 Kinesiology Work Experience (1-4 units)
(Y1 or S1)
|Required Courses||13 units|
|KIN 30||First Aid and CPR||3|
|KIN 35||Foundations for Fitness & Wellness||3|
|KIN 43||Personal Training||3|
|KIN A81||Cardio & Strength Training (Beginning. Int., or Advanced) ||1|
|Choose one elective:||1-4 units|
|KIN 45||Group Fitness Instructor ||3|
|KIN 44 ||Yoga Instructor Training ||3|
|KIN 12||Sport Psychology ||3|
|KIN 200||Kinesiology Work Experience||1-4|
Diann Thursby · 09/14/20
Received regional recommendation at 09-14-2020 IEDRC Deans Meeting.