Exercise Science Certificate
NSCA-CPT Personal Trainer Certification, Multi-Competency Health ATS Degree, Nursing AAS Degree, PTA AAS Degree, Associate Arts/Science Degree
NSCA-Certified Personal Trainers (NSCA-CPT®) are health/fitness professionals who, using an individualized approach, assess, motivate, educate and train clients regarding their personal health and fitness needs. Certified personal trainers design safe and effective exercise programs, provide the guidance to help clients achieve their personal health/fitness goals, and respond appropriately in emergency situations. Recognizing their own area of expertise, a personal trainer will refer clients to other health care professionals when appropriate.
The program builds on the college's one-year certificate program in exercise science and includes coursework in exercise assessment and prescription, wellness and disease prevention, nutrition, personal and athletic training, athletic management, and biomechanics. This certificate can also serve as an entry point into related careers such as athletic training, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicate a job outlook growth of 8% through 2024. Hospitals, businesses, insurance organizations, health clubs and other locations will need these individuals to perform fitness work. The 2015 median pay is $17.39/hour or $36,160/year. (BLS January 2016)
Students in the Exercise Science certificate program will learn to:
Limited Class Sizes To apply for acceptance into the Exercise Science certificate program, your application file should contain:
If required, College Foundation courses are available to help you meet any specialized program admission requirements.
Students will be eligible to sit for the NSCA-CPT certification exam. This is a personal training certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Passing the exam results in the credential of NSCA-CPT enabling one to practice as a personal trainer in a variety of settings.
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