Certified Personal Trainers (CPT) are professionals qualified to assess physical fitness and to design and implement exercise training programs. Based on client interviews, risk stratification and baseline fitness assessments, a CPT can construct a training program to enhance the muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility, and body composition of healthy individuals or for those that have been medically cleared to exercise. CPTs may be self-employed or may work in health clubs, corporate fitness centers, recreation centers, gyms, or residential care facilities. This certificate is designed to provide students with the scientific knowledge and practical experience necessary to sit for the Personal Trainer Certification exam offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or comparable certifying organizations. All credits earned towards the Personal Training Proficiency Certificate can be applied to earning a degree in Health Care Studies.
Personal Training Proficiency Certificate
|Course Number and Name||Credits||Advisory Notes||Course Type|
|PEH 105 - Principles of Fitness and Wellness||3 credits|
|NUTR 106 - Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle||3 credits|
|BIOL 108 - Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology||4 credits||Prerequisite for PEH 230 and PEH 240|
|PEH 120 - Introduction to Weight Training||2 credits||Prerequisite for PEH 220|
|PEH 220 - Functional Training||2 credits|
|PEH 230 - Structural Kinesiology||3 credits|
|PEH 240 - Exercise Physiology||4 credits||Prerequisite for PEH 250 and PEH 260|
|PEH 250 - Exercise Testing||4 credits|
|PEH 260 - Business of Personal Training||2 credits|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.
For Year 2020
in the region
in the region
- Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
- Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.
- Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
- Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
- Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $38,803. Normal pay for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators is $72,626 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $131,594.