NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
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Career Studies Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO  

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed to train students to become knowledgeable fitness instructors in health clubs, recreation departments, and fitness facilities in business and industry.

Recommended Preparation: Students are expected to attain high levels of fitness during this program and, consequently, should be in good health to participate in vigorous workouts.

Special Admission Information: No classes will be waived without permission of a Fitness Certificate advisor.

Completion Requirements: The following must be met to obtain the Fitness Career Studies Certificate:

Attain a good to excellent score on three out of five fitness assessments. Achieve a grade of C or better in all certificate courses. Score 80% or higher on the exit exam. Hold a current CPR certification.

One Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   EMT109CPR for Health Care Providers or a current CPR card1
   PED103Aerobic Fitness I or PED105 Aerobic Dance I1
   PED111Weight Training I1
   PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1-2
   PED107Exercise and Nutrition 1
PED220Adult Health and Development 2-3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester4-56-7

Total credits for the Fitness Career Studies Certificate = 10-12.

Other suggested courses (not required): DIT 121 Nutrition I; PED 195 Topics in Kinesiology/Biomechanics; PED 195 Topics in Exercise Physiology; PED 195 Topics in Personal Trainer Preparation; or PED 195 Topics in Group Exercise.

1 PED 190 Coordinated Internship, 2 cr., may be substituted for PED 220 with approval of a Fitness Certificate advisor.

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