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Personal Trainer 2017-2018

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The Certificate of Achievement in Personal Trainer program is a multi-disciplinary educational experience. Instruction emphasizes assessment, program development and proper mechanics through the principles of anatomy and exercise physiology, psychology and small business practices and how to start and run a small business. Hands-on experience is available to the student intern through an array of fitness industry professional internships. Through the program, students will intern with small businesses and or corporate gyms, working with potential employers.

Program Learning Outcomes:

In addition to demonstrating competency in required coursework, graduates will have important job skills in the areas of interpersonal interaction, communication, creativity, honesty, leadership and motivation, teamwork, patience, enthusiasm, and the ability to work with a diversity of people and run a business.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of the program will be qualified to work as paraprofessionals in the following fields; activity leader, coach, director, teacher, personal trainer and group exercise leader. The certificate includes a small business start-up course for those students interested in owning their own business or being self-employed. Graduates will gain the knowledge needed to prepare them to take industry standard national certifications such as NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACE (American Council on Exercise), and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine).

Units required for Certificate: 35

CA = Certificate of Achievement.

Certificate of Achievement in Personal Trainer (35 Units)

BUSI 95 Entrepreneurship-The Business Plan (4 units)
ITRN 50 Internship (1 unit)
KINS 8A Theory & Concepts of Exercise Physiology I (5 units)
KINS 8B Theory & Concepts of Exercise Physiology II (4 units)
KINS 9 Basic Nutrition for Sports & Fitness (5 units)
KINS 52 Fitness Assessment Techniques for the Personal Trainer (4 units)
KINS 53 Current Topics in Personal Training (2 units)
KINS 65A PNF: Introduction to the Upper Extremity (3 units)
KINS 65B PNF: Introduction to the Lower Extremity (3 units)
KINS 81 Introduction to Adaptive Fitness (4 units)


Control Information:
2017-2018 | Status: Approved | Modified: 2017-04-11 09:44:50 | Dept Code: KINS

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