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Fitness Specialist 

The Fitness Specialist Certificate is the study of basic principles and techniques to effectively prepare the students in the field of personal training, exercise leadership and corporate fitness. COD’s fitness specialist certificate curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of principles and theories of kinesiology, exercise science, fitness prescription and evaluation, nutritional and weight management design.

Advisors:

Wendy Ansley
wansley@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-776-7203

Meredith Dillon
mdillon@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-862-1373​

Courtney Doussett
cdoussett@collegeofthedesert.edu
760-776-7339

 
FITNESS SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
KINE 1 First Aid And Safety 3
KINE 3 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
KINE 7 Techniques Of Exercise Leadership 3
KINE 8 Introduction To Kinesiology 3
​KINE ​9 ​Essentials For Fitness Professionals ​​2
KINE 95 Exercise Science 2
​KINE ​95A ​​Kinesiology Work Experience (Maximum of 1 unit may be used for work experience) ​1
HS 13 General Nutrition 3
Fitness Courses (2 units chosen from the following) 2
​KINE 39​ TRX & Kettlebell Training (1)​
KINE 40 Aerobics, Total Body Fitness (1)
KINE 41 Core Conditioning (1)
KINE 46 Endurance Training (Running/Swimming/Cardio-Respiratory) (2)
KINE 47 Body Sculpt & Tone (1)
KINE 68 Jogging, Powerwalking & Running (1)
​KINE 69​ Biomechanics Of Running (1)​
KINE 71 Kickboxing Aerobics (1)
KINE 72 Pilates Mat Work (1)
​KINE ​73 Pilates For Dance (1)​
KINE 77 Self-Defense/Fitness (1)
​KINE ​83 Swimming & Running For Triathletes (1)​
​KINE ​84 Aquatic Cross-training (1)​
KINE 93 Water Fitness (1)
​KINE ​98 ​Yoga (1)
KINE 99 Power Yoga (1)
  CERTIFICATE TOTAL 22
 
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