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Exercise/Personal Training (A.S.)

Exercise/Personal Training (A.S.)

Overview

“With obesity rates on the rise, (personal) trainers are in a position to change someone’s health for the better—and for the long haul. They can also work in a variety of settings beyond the gym, from hospitals to corporate wellness departments to clients’ homes to outdoor boot camps.” – CNN Money 

Research indicates a rise in the number of adults from all ages who are seeking to be more proactive in managing their fitness and overall health. Our two-year exercise science degree was designed with this in mind. The academic track allows you to earn an associate degree while also equipping you to pass a certified personal trainer exam upon completion of the program. The diverse curricular offerings of the department, integrated with several supporting courses from other disciplines, give students a solid foundation upon which to build their career.  

Students will benefit from a variety of exposure to topics in classes such as these: 

  • Fundamentals of Strength Training and Aerobic Conditioning 
  • Nutrition for Fitness and Performance 
  • Personal Training as a Business 
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Introduction to Health Care Management  
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 
  • Financial Stewardship 

Overview

“With obesity rates on the rise, (personal) trainers are in a position to change someone’s health for the better—and for the long haul. They can also work in a variety of settings beyond the gym, from hospitals to corporate wellness departments to clients’ homes to outdoor boot camps.” – CNN Money 

Research indicates a rise in the number of adults from all ages who are seeking to be more proactive in managing their fitness and overall health. Our two-year exercise science degree was designed with this in mind. The academic track allows you to earn an associate degree while also equipping you to pass a certified personal trainer exam upon completion of the program. The diverse curricular offerings of the department, integrated with several supporting courses from other disciplines, give students a solid foundation upon which to build their career.  

Students will benefit from a variety of exposure to topics in classes such as these: 

  • Fundamentals of Strength Training and Aerobic Conditioning 
  • Nutrition for Fitness and Performance 
  • Personal Training as a Business 
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Introduction to Health Care Management  
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 
  • Financial Stewardship