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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Personal Training Specialist
Major: 5445
First Term: 2012 Fall    Final Term: 2013 Fall
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 30-37
CIPS Code: 31.0505
Initiating College: Glendale Community College
Program Availability: Shared by: CG, GC, MC, PV, SC, SM
Occupational Area: Human Services / Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Instructional Council: Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Recreation and Wellness (32)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Personal Training Specialist program is designed to help prepare students for employment in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer. This curriculum provides students with a fundamental knowledge of human physiology and anatomy, introduction into career options in the field of Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Physical Education/Coaching, emergency response readiness, health appraisals and assessments; application of exercise fitness principles and strength and cardiorespiratory training techniques; a fundamental knowledge of nutrition, exercise physiology, and biomechanics; skills in exercise testing and fitness measures as well as writing exercise prescriptions and program designs for diverse populations.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information: CG, GC, MC, PV, SC, SM

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.



Required Courses
 Credits: 26-31
 EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Physical Education3
 BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology4
 EXS112Professional Applications of Fitness Principles3
 EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
 EXS130Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
 EXS132Cardiovascular Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
 EXS145Exercise Testing and Prescription3
 FON100Introduction Nutrition3
 
 HES154First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (3) OR 
 proof of First Aid and CPR Certification0-3
 
+EXS239Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (3) OR 
+EXS239AAPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) OR 
+EXS239ABPractical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2)1-3
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 4-6
Choose 4-6 credits from one of the groups below:
 
Wellness/Prevention:
 HES100Healthful Living (3) OR 
 WED110Principles of Fitness and Wellness (3)3
 HES271Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries3
 EXS138Starting Your Own Personal Training Business1
 
Nutrition:
+FON230Nutrition for Special Populations3
+FON247Weight Management Theory3
 EXS138Starting Your Own Personal Training Business1
 
Group Fitness:
+EXS190Small Group Personal Training in a Studio Setting2
+EXS192Small Group Personal Training in a Gym2
 

Program Competencies
 
1.Identify the disciplines, professional careers, accredited certification and research organizations affiliated with the fields of Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Physical Education.(EXS101)
2.Describe the structure and dynamics of the human body. (BIO160)
3.Create a complete exercise program that integrates all principles and components of fitness. (EXS112)
4.Categorize elements of anatomy, kinesiology, and exercise physiology as applied to teaching fitness. (EXS125)
5.Recommend training and design exercise program according to principles of strength training. (EXS130)
6.Describe the physiological mechanisms underlying improvement in aerobic capacity. (EXS132)
7.Conduct health appraisal and risk assessment to assure safety of exercise, exercise testing and exercise prescription. (EXS145)
8.Apply current nutrition guidelines to exercise, sports, vegetarian diets, and selected stages of the life cycle. (FON100)
9.Assess patient/victim following appropriate steps and demonstrating standard/personal safety techniques including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, opening airway obstructions and the use of an Autonomic External Defibrillator (AED). (HES154)
10.Guide clients in determining their individual fitness goals to ensure that they are safe and effective in maintaining or increasing fitness status. (EXS239, EXS239AA, EXS239AB)
 


All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.