Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement

The goal of the Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement is to prepare students to enter the workforce as qualified providers of high quality personal training. Students earning this certificate will be eligible for personal and fitness trainer positions in private and public programs including fitness centers, resorts, country clubs, recreation districts, and wellness centers. Students will have met the education requirement to register for and take the Certified Personal Trainer exam from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or related exam. The certificate is also designed to prepare students in the areas identified by the NASM Competencies. The Competencies encompass: Concepts and Structures of Anatomy, Functions of Exercise, Physiology, Human Movement Science Assessment, Exercise Technique Training, Instruction Program Design Fundamentals, Special Populations, Basic Nutritional Concepts, Weight Management Concepts, Client Relations, Behavioral Coaching, Professional Development & Practice.

Required CoursesUnits
KINE 007Techniques of Exercise Leadership3
KINE 095Exercise Science2
KINE 095AKinesiology Work Experience (maximum of 4 units may be used for work experience)4
Fitness Courses
Select three from the following courses3-4
TRX & Kettlebell Training
Core Conditioning
Endurance Training (Running/Swimming/Cardio-Respiratory)
Body Sculpt & Tone
Pilates Mat Work
Personal Fitness
Weight Training
Yoga I-Fundamentals of Yoga
Yoga II-Beginning Yoga
Yoga III-Intermediate Yoga
Yoga IV-Advanced Yoga
Power Yoga