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Catalog 2015-16 
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Personal Trainer Certificate

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Semester Sequence

This is a full-time suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.


Program Requirements and Electives - 16 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 16*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


To obtain a certificate, a student must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course required in the certificate.

Program Description

The Personal Trainer certificate prepares students for a professional career as either a personal trainer or a fitness specialist. Students learn how to conduct physical and health risk assessments, interpret assessment results, design exercise programs, provide fitness instruction and supervise fitness facilities.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. develop safe and effective individualized exercise prescriptions based on an individual’s goals and health history;
  2. conduct fitness assessments in laboratory and field-test settings in a fitness, hospital, or wellness facility; and
  3. successfully complete the requirements for the American Council on Exercise Personal Training Certification program.

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