The Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate prepares students to work in the field of health and fitness with a wide range of individuals including clients with chronic diseases, youth, older adults, and clients concerned with women’s health.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Work in the health and fitness field with individuals including clients with chronic diseases, youth, older adults, and clients concerned with women’s health
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Personal Fitness Trainer
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
$15.25 median hourly salary
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 are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Certificate does not include co-op
Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)
Program Prerequisites: BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2 and ENG 101 English Composition 1 (minimum grade C for both).
|HFT 164||Health and Fitness Training: Chronic Diseases and Conditions||3||0||3|
|HFT 168||Health and Fitness Training: Youth||3||0||3|
|HFT 172||Health and Fitness Training: Older Adults||3||0||3|
|HFT 176||Health and Fitness Training: Women's Health||3||0||3|
Henry (Trey) Morgan, MS, ATC
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT, Advisor, Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate