Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (GFIC)

Description

The Group Fitness Instructor certificate prepares students for job activities such as designing safe classes for traditional and/or step aerobic exercises, scheduling classes, setting goals, and motivating participants.

Graduates are prepared to take a national certification examination to become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Graduates may work in health clubs, corporate fitness centers, aerobic studios, or recreation programs.

Related Programs

Program Code

GFIC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work in health clubs, corporate fitness centers, aerobic studios, or recreation programs
  • Design safe classes for traditional and step aerobic exercises
  • Take a national certification examination to become a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Group Fitness Instructor

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$15.25 median hourly salary

Employment Outlook

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 13 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs is expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Certificate does not include co-op

Curriculum

Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (GFIC)

Program Prerequisites: AFL 085 Applications of College Reading and Writing and AFM 090 Foundations of Basic Mathematics or appropriate placement test scores.

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EMS 100 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional 1 0 1
HFT 122 Group Fitness Instructor 3 2 4
Total Credits:   4 2 5

Contacts

Program Chair
Henry (Trey) Morgan, MS, ATC
(513) 569-4252
Advisor
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT, Advisor, Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate
(513) 569-5713
melinda.piles@cincinnatistate.edu