This program of study is intended for students planning on pursuing a career as a certified personal trainer. Students will gain knowledge in individual and group exercise programs, and will work with populations of varying ability levels. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be qualified to work as personal trainers in health clubs, fitness centers, and recreational programs. Graduates will be eligible to test and become certified in their choice of organizations that certify personal trainers.
Admission to the Program:
Students entering this program should have a strong understanding of science and math concepts, and be able to physically perform exercises they intend to teach.
Upon successful completion, student will be able to sit for the ACE or NCF personal trainer examination.
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|COMM 120||INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE *||3|
|MATH 110||CONCEPTS OF MATHEMATICS ||3|
|CHEM 115||FOUNDATIONS OF CHEMISTRY ||4|
Required Program Courses
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ||4|
|FCS 120||PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION ||3|
|HLTH 120||FIRST AID ||2|
|HLTH 150||FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION |
|PHYED 236||SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT ||3|
|PHYED 136||FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT ||3|
|PHYED 175||PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING ||3|
|PHYED 176||EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN ||3|
|PHYED 205||FITNESS AND WELLNESS ||2|
|PHYED 276||PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE ||3|
|PHYED 277||PHYSICAL EDUCATION TOPICS ||1 to 3|
|APPROVED ELECTIVES **||13|
* See specific requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** ACCTG 105, PHYED 116, 140, 145, 149, 162, 168, 169, 180, 181, 182, 183, 236.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||ENGL 110; MATH 110; PHYED 136; FCS 120; PHYED 205; Humanities|
|Spring Semester 1||HLTH 150; PHYED 175; BIOL 140; COMM 110 or 120; Social Science|
|Summer Semester||PHYED 176|
|Fall Semester 2||HLTH 120; CHEM 115; PHYED 116 or PHYED 236|
|Spring Semester 2||Approved Electives; PHYED 276; PHYED 277|
Program Contact Information
Physical Education Coordinator
Fitness Center/Gymnasium (309) 694-5502
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training