• Fitness Technology Certificate


  • Less than One-Year Certificate

    Catalog Year 2017-2018

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    The Fitness Technology certificate is designed to give individuals the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become a fitness professional. Fitness/personal trainers guide, instruct and motivate clients to pursue goals through exercise programs as well as nutritional and lifestyle changes. These trainers can be employed by fitness and health facilities, corporations or as private contractors.

    The one‐year curriculum is aimed at preparing students to demonstrate proficiencies in multiple fitness related domains including exercise science, considerations in nutrition, exercise technique and training instruction, health and fitness assessment, fitness program design, etc. This program will help students work towards obtaining a nationally recognized certification in the fitness industry and can help students continue their education in the exercise/sport science field. Students successfully completing this program will also earn a First Aid and CPR Certification.

    Program Outcomes

    Upon successful completion of this certification program, students will be able to:

    • Identify, analyze and apply behavior modification strategies to promote health and fitness to clients
    • Apply advanced exercise principles in order to create responsive, adaptive, and personalized exercise programs for a diverse population 
    • Describe national standards of professional practice including ethical business practices, confidentiality, adherence to legal requirements and professionalism as they relate to the fitness professional
    • Administer and analyze various fitness assessments including cardiovascular endurance, power, speed, body composition, anthropomorphic measurements, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
    • Identify and implement widely-accepted procedures and protocols for emergency cardiac care, airway obstruction, automated external defibrillator and basic first aid

    Financial aid approval by the Department of Education is pending

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HE204 Diet and Weight Control 3
    HPE170 Structure and Function of the Human Body 3
    PE131 Introduction to Physical Education 3
    WR101 Workplace Communication2 3
    12
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
    HPE172 Exercise Science for Fitness Technology 3
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra I (or higher)1         4
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies 3
    HPE174 Fitness Assessment and Programming 3
    PE280A Co-op Ed Fitness Tech: Exercise Technique 3
    PSY201 General Psychology 4
    13
    Total Credits 39
    1 MTH111 is needed to obtain a transfer degree
    2 WR121 is needed to obtain a transfer degree