Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)

Description

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.

Related Programs

Program Code

HFSPC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

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 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 are 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

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).

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
HFT 164 Health and Fitness Training: Chronic Diseases and Conditions 3 0 3
HFT 168 Health and Fitness Training: Youth 3 0 3
Semester 2      
HFT 172 Health and Fitness Training: Older Adults 3 0 3
HFT 176 Health and Fitness Training: Women's Health 3 0 3
Total Credits:   12 0 12

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