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Personal Trainer - Certificate

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This certificate is designed to provide you with a background and hands-on experience in basic exercise principles, health screening, fitness assessments, nutrition, communication and exercise design within the current fitness industry standards.

For more information please contact Nicole Reed at  or 410-777-2454.

Gainful Employment Information

Did you know?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, " ...employment in the health promotion and fitness industry is expected to grow much faster than average compared to all occupations, increasing 29 percent over the 2008-2018 decade."


Completion of the required courses with a C or better in each course.

Courses (17 credits)

HEA 100
Assessment and Theory of Fitness and Health (3 credits)

HEA 101
Foundations of Health, Exercise and Sport (3 credits)

Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (1 credit)

HEA 150
First Aid and Safety--CPR (3 credits)

HEA 230 
Personal Trainer Fundamentals (4 credits)

HEA 231
Health Coach (3 credits)

Other Options

The Personal Trainer certificate provides a foundation of courses for those interested in advancing to receive an Associate of Science degree in Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies.

We also offer a Personal Trainer Letter of Recognition appropriate for individuals currently in the fitness industry who wish to improve their knowledge base and/or are seeking to be more marketable as a personal trainer.