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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Personal Trainer Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


Students in this certificate program learn to conduct physical and health risk assessments, interpret assessment results, design exercise programs, provide fitness instruction and supervise fitness facilities.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate 

Program Code


553

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinator:
CCBC Catonsville, Theresa LaMotte
443-840-4410 or TLaMotte@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Semester Sequence


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

Courses Needed for This Program*


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 16*


Notes


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 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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