Skill Award in Personal Trainer

Becoming a certified personal trainer (CPT) allows one to positively impact the life of someone new to fitness or returning after an injury. The role of a CPT requires a practitioner with the training and skills to assess, teach, and facilitate safe learning experiences for the client while also providing the right stimulus to cause positive physical adaptation.

This certificate provides learning experiences that enable the motivated student to explore the physiological, psychological, and performance aspects of personal training to prepare them for a career as a trained, certified, entry level fitness provider certified through National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF).

Required prerequisite (select one (1) of the following courses):
Introduction to Kinesiology3
Fitness for Life3
Health Science3
Health Science - Honors3
Introduction to Physical Education3
Nutrition for Fitness3
Required courses:
BUS 146Personal Finance3
KIN 119Personal Training3
KIN 177First-Aid Responding To Emergencies3
Total Units12

Skill Award Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Personal Trainer Award will:

  1. Assess, prescribe, and demonstrate healthful training activities for individuals desirous of additional strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular ability.