The program provides a knowledge base in scientific principles and requires the development of basic skills in exercise assessment. Prescription and programing in healthy populations, performance enhancement, nutritional principles applied to exercise and sports, patient/client interpersonal relations and professional ethics and behavior within a safe practice format, prepares graduates to sit for a national certification in Personal Training from any of the following: ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), and ACE (American Council on Exercise). Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR are available through their coursework.
The PFT certificate is seamlessly transferred into the HCCC Associate Degree in Science (A.S.) in Exercise Science.
Demonstrate knowledge of applied exercise physiology and anatomy, exercise programming, emergency procedures and safety, program administration, as well as overall facility and program management.
Design and implement safe, individualized fitness programs/prescriptions for clients, based on client personalities, abilities, goals, motivations, and nutritional recommendations.
Demonstrate healthy lifestyle choices for clients, employees, and general public.
*Students must exit out of Basic English and receive medical clearance as prerequisites. Students may need a criminal background check and immunizations depending upon internship placement.
Upon completion of the certificate, students may choose which of the credentialing agencies they wish to join and then sit for their specific credentialing exam. These exams and memberships vary in price, and the students are responsible for the cost of the exam and membership. Information about each agency will be explained to students during the program. All material for all exams are covered in the certificate program.
Total Credits 31
Students must exit out of Basic English and receive medical clearance as prerequisites. Students may need a criminal background check and immunizations depending upon internship placement.