Mar 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Personal Fitness Trainer, AAS

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Learning outcomes

  • Practice effective oral and written communication skills, including listening and accurate documentation.
  • Explain and employ principles of professionalism and best practices relevant to the personal training industry.
  • Apply evidence-based health and fitness knowledge in teaching safe, effective, and individualized exercise programs to diverse populations.
  • Identify and practice all legal and ethical behaviors relevant to personal training settings.
  • Apply sound business and marketing principles in a fitness setting.
  • Be prepared for successful completion of a nationally recognized personal trainer certification (e.g. ACSM-CPT, NSCA-CPT, NASM, etc.).



  • Talk to a faculty adviser.

Important notes

  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA to graduate with an AAS degree.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night
  • Being a personal trainer requires a high level of physical activity, including standing for extended periods of time, demonstrating exercises, and spotting.  Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds is essential.  For more details please visit

Specific Requirements

Total Core Credits: 44

Total Supporting Course Credits: 26-28

Total Related Instruction Credits: 20

Total Program Credits: 90-92

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