Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist
EXERCISE SCIENCE: FITNESS SPECIALIST
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
WHAT IS A FITNESS SPECIALIST?
A Fitness Specialist understands the components of fitness, has a basic understanding of human physiology, anatomy and human movement; as well as a basic understanding of how food affects an individual's performance and health. Effective communication of realistic health and fitness goals as well as providing motivation and encouragement to the client are essential for this specialty. A Fitness Specialist assists individuals with achieving their goals, living healthier lives and does not give advice beyond their scope of practice. "The hallmark of Ace certified Personal Trainers is their ability to work safely and effectively in promoting better health through physical activity for a wide variety of individuals" (Personal Trainer Manual by American Council).
To complete the requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Exercise Science: Fitness Specialist, students much complete the General Education requirements and electives to achieve a minimum of 60 units and complete at least two PEX activity courses from department approved list for a total of 3 units. These units can be double counted toward elective credits.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE NAME||UNITS|
|KIN 110 or HED 110||Community First Aid and CPR*||3|
|HED 200||Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 102||Introduction to Athletic Training||3|
|KIN 104||Fitness and Wellness||3|
|KIN 202||Measurement and Interpretation of Fitness||3|
|KIN 203||Programs and Principles of Conditioning||3|
|KIN 205||Anatomical Movement Analysis||3|
|KIN 271B||Occupational Work Experience in Fitness||1|
|BA 100||Fundamentals in Business||3|
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS: 25 Units
Students completing this certificate can also work towards an ASSOCIATES OF ARTS (AA) DEGREE in this area if general education (GE) requirements are taken.
*KIN 110/HED 110 allows students to obtain the American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid Certification.