Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YIC)


The Yoga Teacher Training Certificate prepares students to design yoga sequences for healthy adults, along with an introduction to designing yoga routines for children, pregnant women, and older adults. The certificate also covers other key aspects of yoga practice. Graduates of the certificate program qualify for registration with the National Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200-hour level.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Design and lead yoga routines for a variety of students
  • Understand the mind-body-spirit connections that are vital to the practice of yoga and share these experiences with future students

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Yoga Teacher

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$32.50 per hour

Employment Outlook

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow by 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


Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YIC) 

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
HFT 118 Yoga Teacher Training 1 3 4 5
HFT 184 Yoga Internship 1 1 2 2
Semester 2      
HFT 119 Yoga Teacher Training 2 3 4 5
HFT 185 Yoga Internship 2 1 2 2
Total Credits:   8 12 14


Program Chair
Jennifer Hall