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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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PFT 140 - Fitness Center Internship I

4 Credits
Students will apply their personal training skills and knowledge in a practical setting by serving an internship in the Highline College Wellness Center and at a commercial fitness facility.

Instructor Permission Required Yes
Course Note Intended for PFT program students.

Quarters Typically Offered
Fall Day
Winter Day
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Intended as a final course for the Personal Fitness Traininer Certificate of Completion.
Active Date 20220330T15:31:34

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Internship Yes
Class Limit 25
Contact Hours: Field Studies 120
Total Contact Hours 120
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Course Outline

  • Developing Cllent Goals and Expectations
  • Time Management
  • Exercise Program Planning
  • Documentation of Experience
  • Research, interview, and gain placement in a fitness facility.

Student Learning Outcomes
Design and implement individualized, appropriate, and progressive exercise plans based on client needs and goals.

Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and motivational skills.

Determine needs, goals, and contraindiations through client consultation.

Assess client fitness level using evaluation techniques for flexibility, movement, strength, and aerobic fitness.

Document client progress through proper record keeping and regular assessment.

Utilize resume and interview skills to gain placement in a fitness facility.

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