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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.

Related Programs

Exercise Science (EXS)Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate (CESC)Group Fitness Instructor Certificate (GFIC)Health and Fitness Special Populations Certificate (HFSPC)Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate (PFTC)


Program Chair

Melinda (Mindy) Piles

Career Outlook

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 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 are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.


Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Certificate does not include co-op


Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Yoga Teacher Training Certificate (YIC)

Program Prerequisites:  Meet with Program Chair

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EXS 118 Yoga Teacher Training 1 2 2 3
Semester 2
EXS 119 Yoga Teacher Training 2 2 2 3
EXS 184 Yoga Internship 0 4 1
Total Credits: 4 8 7

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