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Sports Nutrition Certification

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Program Description

Sports Nutrition Fitness Trainers coach or instruct groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Work in athletic centers or gyms, senior centers, recreation center or private client’s home.

Program Outcomes

CCBC Credential:   Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

External Credential: Successful completers will receive a fitness certification from the American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA)

Certifying Organization: American Aerobic Association International/International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA)

Program Delivery

This program takes place in a physical classroom or laboratory.

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Partial Payment Option (through Nelnet Business Solutions)

Tuition Waiver for Senior Citizens and Individuals with Disabilities

Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition

Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Local Office of Workforce Development

Length of Training

7 hours per course to complete the class and written exam

Courses are offered at CCBC Catonsville, CCBC Essex, and CCBC Owings Mills.​

Program Requirements

Current CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid certifications.
Students should be computer literate and have Internet access.
Recommended: High School Diploma or GED; prior experience and/or interest in fitness and nutrition​​​

Application Process

Provisional Entry – Verification of required certifications.​​

Prior Learning Assessment

This program has no options for obtaining course waiver(s) for prior learning.

Program Course Sequence

A stringent attendance policy will be enforced.

Students who earn a  minimum score of 80% to pass the written exam and a passing grade of ”CC” for completing the course will receive their certification.​


Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours

Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)



FIT 696

Sports Nutrition Certification


Nutrition Essentials by Joe Cannon. Cost $29



Course Series Totals:





Additional Information

Skills for Success:

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience in health and fitness is required for these occupations. Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced personal trainers or fitness instructors.

​Detailed-oriented, dependability, self-control, ability to follow safety rules, ability to follow directions, cooperation, integrity, persistence, manual dexterity, mechanical aptitude, mathematical aptitude, ability to stand for long periods of time and ability to lift 35 pounds. Excellent communication and customer service skills.


Career Opportunities:

Train to work in entry-level skilled positions such as Personal Fitness Trainer, Aerobics Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor, Fitness Coordinator, Fitness Director, Fitness Technician, Fitness Trainer and Private Trainer.​​

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Program Contact Information

Coordinator: LaVerne Robertson | |443-840-1253 | BESS 124

Director: Michelle McCallum | | 443-840-1925 | BESS 117​

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