PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

FITNESS
Career Studies Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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

One Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   HLT

105

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation OR
a current CPR card 1

1

 

   PED

103

Aerobic Fitness I or PED105 Aerobic Dance I

1

 

   PED

111

Weight Training I

1

 

   PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1-2

 

 

   PED

107

Exercise and Nutrition

 

1

 

PED

220

Adult Health and Development

 

2-3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication or

 

 

 

   

SPD

126 Interpersonal Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

4-5

6-7

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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