++ indicates any module/suffixed courses. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
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.
|BIO160||Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR|
|BIO156||Introductory Biology for Allied Health (4) OR|
|BIO181||General Biology (Majors) I (4)||4|
|EMT101||Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers (0.50) OR|
|HES106||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (0.50) OR|
|Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider/Professional Rescuer certification 0-0.50|
|EXS101||Introduction to Exercise Science||3|
|EXS112||Professional Applications of Fitness Principles||3|
|EXS125||Introduction to Exercise Physiology||3|
|EXS130||Strength Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques||3|
|EXS132||Cardiovascular Fitness: Physiological Principles and Training Techniques||3|
|EXS145||Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription||3|
|FON100||Introductory Nutrition (3) OR|
|FON105||Nutrition Principles for Fitness Professionals (3) OR|
|FON241||Principles of Human Nutrition (3)||3|
|EXS239||Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (3) OR|
|EXS239AA||Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (1) AND|
|EXS239AB||Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship (2)||3|
|Choose a total of 4-6 credits from EXS, FON, HES, SPM, and/or WED courses except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area.|
|EXS+++++ Any EXS Exercise Science courses|
|FON+++++ Any FON Food and Nutrition courses|
|HES+++++ Any HES Health Science courses|
|SPM+++++ Any SPM Sports Management courses|
|WED+++++ Any WED Wellness Education courses|
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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 Personal Training Specialist (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=93838).
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