Certificate of Completion in Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness

Academic Plan Code




MCCCD Program Detail


Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Health Sciences


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

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness program is designed to provide personal trainers with a foundational nutrition background, in non-clinical settings. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a general community setting, with a focus on improving well-being and healthy lifestyles.

What You’ll Learn

This program will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use current food guides and recommendations to select foods that maximize health and fitness.
  2. Apply current nutrition guidelines to exercise, sports, vegetarian diets, and selected stages of the life cycle.
  3. Identify and define the disciplines, professions and research areas encompassed by the field of exercise and wellness.
  4. Identify dietary needs for fitness.
  5. Select and plan balanced meals.
  6. Identify and explain genetic, physiological, psychological, metabolic, and environmental influences on body weight.
  7. Apply basic and advanced nutrition principles to weight management.
  8. Explain the benefits derived from strength training.
  9. Describe strength training physiology and kinesiology.
  10. Use current food guides and guidelines to select foods and fluids for exercise and sports.
  11. Describe energy balance and list body fuels.
  12. Explain the types of metabolism.
  13. Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements.
  14. Describe the management of the nutrition needs of special populations.
  15. Describe required educational preparation, training and areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics.
  16. Identify and describe the components of physical fitness.
  17. Describe the neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory, and energy systems of the body.

Program Prerequisites

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
FON100Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON+++++Any equivalent FON Food and Nutrition course (3)3
FON125Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics1
FON210Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity3
FON230Nutrition for Special Populations3
FON247Weight Management Science3

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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 Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=147951).

Major: 5302
First Term: 2019 Fall
Final Term: 2020 Summer
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 22
CIPS code: 31.0501
SOC codes: 39-9031.00
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Program Availability: - MC, SC
Occupational Area: Human Services
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Last Updated: 02/26/2020