Fitness Specialist Certificate of Achievement

The Fitness Specialist Certificate of Achievement is the study of basic principles and techniques to effectively prepare the students in the field of personal training, exercise leadership and corporate fitness. COD’s Fitness Specialist Certificate curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of principles and theories of kinesiology, exercise science, fitness prescription and evaluation, nutritional and weight management design.

Required CoursesUnits
KINE 001First Aid and Safety3
KINE 003Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 007Techniques of Exercise Leadership3
KINE 008Introduction to Kinesiology3
KINE 009Essentials for Fitness Professionals2
KINE 095Exercise Science2
KINE 095AKinesiology Work Experience (maximum of 1 unit may be used for work experience)1
HS 013General Nutrition3
Fitness Courses
Select 2 units from the following:2
TRX & Kettlebell Training
Core Conditioning
Endurance Training (Running/Swimming/Cardio-Respiratory)
Body Sculpt & Tone
Jogging, Powerwalking & Running
Biomechanics of Running
Kickboxing Aerobics
Pilates Mat Work
Pilates for Dance
Swimming & Running for Triathletes
Aquatic Crosstraining
Water Fitness
Power Yoga