Personal/Fitness Trainer Certificate

Students will prepare for a career in personal training that involves all aspects of fitness.  Students will gain knowledge in individual and group exercise programs, and will work with populations of varying ability levels.  Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified to pursue the accreditation of their choice.  

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.

Accreditation:

Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for the ACE or NCF personal trainer exam.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

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Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 140 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY  4
BUS 110 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS  3
FCS 110 BASIC NUTRITION  2
HLTH 120 FIRST AID  2
HLTH 150 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH  3
PHYED 136 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT  3
PHYED 175 PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING  3
PHYED 176 EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN  3
PHYED 236 SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT  3
PHYED 276 PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE  3
PHYED 277 PHYSICAL EDUCATION TOPICS  1 to 3

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1 BIOL 140; HLTH 120; PHYED 136; FCS 110; PHYED 175
Spring Semester 1 PHYED 236; HLTH 150; BUS 110; PHYED 176
Summer Semester PHYED 276; PHYED 277

Program Contact Information

Physical Education Coordinator

Fitness Center/Gymnasium  694-5502

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Administration and Administrative Support

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