The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Personal Training Specialist program prepares students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certifications. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level personal training positions within the fitness industry.
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Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Personal Training Specialist (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Personal Training Specialist program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|EXS101||Introduction to Exercise Science||Prerequisites or Corequisites: RDG100, or RDG111, or RDG112, or RDG113 or satisfactory score on District reading placement exam.||Critical course Gateway course||3|
|Healthful Living or Introduction to Exercise Physiology||No requisites or Prerequisites or Corequisites: EXS101 or permission of Instructor.||Critical course Gateway course||SB||3|
|Introductory Nutrition or Principles of Human Nutrition||SG||3|
|PED+++||Any TWO PED Courses from list in notes area||Prerequisites or Corequisites: EXS101 or permission of Instructor.||PED101GF or PED101KB or or PED101PS or PED101TC or PED101YH or PED101YO or PED101YP or PED101YR or PED101BS or PED101PC or PED101BC or PED101ZU or PED101SR or PED101CY or PED101YG or PED101TX||2|
|Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) or Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Health Care Providers||0–0.5|
|Congrats! You have completed 50% of your CCL! You are ready for your graduation check! Obtain CPR/AED Certification.|
|EXS210||Assessment and Program Design: Muscular Fitness||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EXS125.||2|
|EXS211||Assessment and Program Design: Flexibility and Balance||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EXS125.||2|
|EXS212||Assessment and Program Design: Cardiorespiratory Fitness||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EXS125 and (MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092).||2|
|EXS213||Assessment and Program Design: Weight Management and Motivation||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in EXS125 and (MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092).||2|
|EXS214||Instructional Competency: Flexibility and Mind-Body Exercises||Prerequisites: (RDG100, or RDG111, or RDG112, or RDG113, or satisfactory score on District reading placement exam) and (EXS125 and HES100) or permission of Instructor.||2|
|EXS216||Instructional Competency: Muscular Strength and Conditioning||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or satisfactory score on District reading placement exam and (MAT120 or satisfactory score on District math placement exam) and (EXS125 and HES100) or permission of Instructor.||2|
|EXS218||Instructional Competency: Cardiorespiratory Exercises and Activities||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or satisfactory score on District reading placement exam and (MAT120 or satisfactory score on District math placement exam) and (EXS125 and HES100) or permission of Instructor.||2|
|EXS239||Practical Applications of Personal Training Skills and Techniques Internship||Prerequisites: Completion of nine (9) credits of EXS courses required for the (AAS in Exercise Science and Personal Training, or CCL in Personal Training Specialist, or CCL in Personal Trainer), current CPR card, and permission of Department or Division.||3|
|Congrats! You have completed your CCL and are ready to register for your ACSM, NSCA, NASM or ACE Certification Exam!|
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Program Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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 (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=134412).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2019-2020||5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020|