Fitness Specialist
Certificate of Achievement

The Fitness Specialist Certificate of Achievement is a comprehensive certification that prepares students in the field of personal training, group fitness, exercise leadership and a variety of career opportunities in fitness. The diverse curriculum taught in the certificate includes courses that specialize in principles of anatomy, physiology of movement, energy pathways, cardiorespiratory system, biomechanics, motor learning, fitness assessment, nutrition and weight management.  The courses also prepare students with exercise leadership principles for various methods of communication and learning styles along with how to develop class engagement and motivation. The courses prepare the students for industry driven standards and future exam certifications in personal training with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and an exam certification in Group Fitness with Athletics and Fitness Association of America.  These certifications are accepted nationally in the world of fitness and exercise leadership.  

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
KINE 001 First Aid and Safety 3
KINE 007 Techniques of Exercise Leadership 3
KINE 008 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
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Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
HS 013 General Nutrition 3
KINE 009 Essentials for Group Fitness Professionals 3
KINE 095 Exercise Science 2
KINE 095A Kinesiology Work Experience  1
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Fitness Courses List