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Fitness Specialist (ND)

Program Learning Outcomes: The Fitness Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to become Personal Trainers and/or Group Fitness Instructors. It is primarily geared toward preparing students to successfully obtain certifications from NASM, NSCA (for personal training) or ACE (for group fitness instruction), and to develop comprehensive knowledge of scientific evidence, tools and protocols specific to the fitness industry. Practical experience is integrated into curriculum for the development of skill mastery. Students are recommended to have basic knowledge of human biology, basic English writing and speaking skills, and the ability to perform moderate physical activity before beginning this program.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
This certificate does not satisfy the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree.
 
PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  Required Core Courses
   HLTH 102
Standard First Aid and CPR 3
KIN 151 Applied Exercise Science 4
KIN 155 Foundations for Group Exercise Instruction 3
KIN 156 Foundations for Personal Training 4
KIN 157 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3
Corequisite: PE 103 or equivalent KIN 167 &
PE 103
Weight Training and Conditioning
Weight Training and Conditioning Lab
1.5+
1
  Select at least 2 units from the following
ENTRE 101 Concepts of Entrepreneurship 2
  ENTRE 102
The Entrepreneurial Mindset 3
  BUSAD 158
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
  HLTH 128
Nutrition for Physical Fitness and Disease Prevention 3
  Select at least 2 units from the following
DANCE 101 Introduction to Dance 1.5
DANCE 190 Beginning Yoga 1.5
DANCE 194 Pilates 1.5
KIN 167; corequisite PE 104
KIN 168 &
PE 104
Intermediate Weight Training and Conditioning + Lab 1.5 +
1
PE 110 Indoor Cycling for Fitness 1
PE 111 Intermediate Cycling for Fitness 1
PE 180 Beginning Running Aerobics 1
  PE 295
Walking for Health and Fitness 1
Enrollment in appropriate discipline-specific theory or lab PE 50
Internship in Fitness Training 2
  Recommended Courses
BIOL 115 Human Biology 4
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 22.5
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC CATALOG 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.