Certificate of Completion in Group Fitness Instructor

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Group Fitness Instructor

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences


Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Group Fitness Instructor program is designed to provide the fitness instructor with additional, specialized skills in group fitness instruction in both a studio and gym setting, and will help prepare the student for national group fitness certification.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Design and implement group fitness sessions appropriate for participants' goals and level of fitness.
  2. Develop necessary leadership and communication skills to be an effective leader.
  3. Design group training sessions that integrates a variety of formats.
  4. Demonstrate ability to lead a safe and effective group fitness class in both a studio and gym setting.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
EXS112Professional Applications of Fitness Principles3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
EXS220Personal Trainer Practicum3
FON105Nutrition Principles for Fitness Professionals3

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EXS190Small Group Personal Training in a Studio Setting2
EXS192Small Group Personal Training in a Gym2

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.


All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Group Fitness Instructor (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125882).

Major: 5414N
First Term: 2018 Fall
Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 4
CIPS code: 31.0504
SOC codes: 39-9031.00
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Program Availability: - MC
Occupational Area: Human Services
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Last Updated: 02/25/2020