Academics

Personal/Fitness Trainer

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.  

Accreditation

Upon successful completion, students will be able to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) or National Conference of Fitness (NCF) personal trainer exam.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 14

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
PHYED 175PRINCIPLES OF TRAINING 3
PHYED 176EXERCISE TESTING, PRESCRIPTION, AND DESIGN 3
PHYED 276PERSONAL TRAINING FIELD EXPERIENCE 1
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION 3

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

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1Biol 140, PHYED 175, PHYED 176, FCS 120
Spring Semester 1PHYED 276

Program Contact Information

Health Careers

East Peoria Campus, Cedar, Room 105

(309) 694-7530

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training


Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Education & Training
Pathway: Teaching/Training
ICC Pathway: Personal Fitness Trainer

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Concepts of Mathematics (MATH 110) | First Aid (HLTH 120) | Foundations of Chemistry (CHEM 115) | Human Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL 140) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Social Science

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Fitness Trainers and Instructors | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Personal/Fitness Trainer Certificate (30 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

ACE,NCF

Employment Information

Fitness trainer, fitness instructor, athletic trainer, aerobic instructors $15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Personal/Fitness Trainer(61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

ACE,NCF

Employment Information

Fitness trainer, fitness instructor, athletic trainer, aerobic instructors$15-20/hr

OCCUPATION BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning