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Personal Trainer: Advanced

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Personal Trainer: Advanced is designed to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certifications. These certifications are generally required for employment in personal training positions and/or professional advancement within the fitness industry. The curriculum includes the foundational courses required for the CCL in Personal Trainer coupled with some additional advanced and specialized courses.

Details

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Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Personal Trainer: Advanced (CER)
Total Credits Required
31-31.5
Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

What You'll Learn
  • Explain health and human movement using a fundamental understanding of the relevant scientific concepts of physiology, biomechanics and psychology. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, FON100, FON241)
  • Locate and evaluate relevant scholarly literature. (EXS101, HES100, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB)
  • Conduct and interpret foundational assessments of health and human movement. (EMT101, EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES100, HES106)
  • Design, implement and evaluate evidence based physical activity programs that promote health, improve fitness, and enhance quality of life. (EMT101, EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, FON100, FON241, HES100, HES106, PED+++)
  • Apply theories of motivation and behavior change to develop and implement strategies for improving exercise adoption and adherence. (EXS101, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES100)
  • Explain the role of culture in physical activity and health behaviors. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB)
  • Integrate social and ethical responsibility in decision making and actions. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES106, EMT101, PED+++)
  • Adapt instructional techniques to ensure client safety and goal attainment. (EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, PED+++)
  • Collaborate with diverse individuals to achieve common goals. (EMT101, EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES106)
  • Communicate verbally, non-verbally and in writing in an articulate, respectful, empathetic and culturally competent manner. (EMT101, EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES106)
  • Use relevant scholarly literature, to inform decision making and solve problems. (EXS101, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES100)
  • Demonstrate dependability, adaptability and persistence to set and achieve goals. (EXS101, EXS125, EXS210, EXS211, EXS212, EXS213, EXS215, EXS217, EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB, EXS275, EXS275AA, EXS275AB, HES100, HES106, EMT101, FON100, FON241, PED+++)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:31-31.5
EMT101Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.50) OR
HES106Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (0.5) OR
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer certification (0) 0-0.5
 
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
EXS210Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness2
EXS211Assessment and Program Design: Flexibility and Balance2
EXS212Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness2
EXS213Assessment and Program Design: Weight Management and Motivation2
EXS215Resistance Training and Recovery Techniques3
EXS217Cardiorespiratory and Flexibility Training3
 
EXS239Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (3) OR
EXS239AAPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) AND
EXS239ABPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2) OR
EXS275Sport Science Internship (3) OR
EXS275AASport Science Internship (1) AND
EXS275ABSport Science Internship (2) OR
EXS239AAPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) AND
EXS275ABSport Science Internship (2) OR
EXS239ABPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2) AND
EXS275AASport Science Internship (1)3
 
FON100Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition (3)3
 
HES100Healthful Living3
 
PED101STStrength Training1
 
PED101BCBoot Camp (1) OR
PED101BSBody Sculpting (1) OR
PED101CYCycling - Indoor (1) OR
PED101GFGroup Fitness/Aerobics (1) OR
PED101KBKickboxing (1) OR
PED101PCPhysical Conditioning (1) OR
PED101PSPilates (1) OR
PED101SRStretch and Relaxation (1) OR
PED101TCTai Chi (1) OR
PED101TXSuspension Training (1) OR
PED101YGGentle Yoga (1) OR
PED101YHHatha Yoga (1) OR
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED101YPPower Yoga (1) OR
PED101YRRestorative Yoga (1) OR
PED101ZUZumba? Fitness (1)1

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