Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 61 Credit Hours
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.
Upon successful completion, student will be able to sit for the ACE or NCF personal trainer examination.
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.
|Recommended Course Sequence:|
Fall Semester 1:
Spring Semester 1:
Summer Semester 1:
Fall Semester 2:
Spring Semester 2:
Summer Semester 2:
|Required General Education Courses|
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I||3|
|COMM 110||COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE||3|
|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|
|PHYED 116||INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION||2|
|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.
For Program Information Contact:
Physical Education Coordinator
Fitness Center/Gymnasium (309) 694-5502