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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 Dr. Tiffin Bumpass - tlbumpass@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2302.

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."

Requirements

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)

HEA/BIO 138
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.