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Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate (CESC)


The one-semester Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate prepares students to successfully prevent injuries and recondition clients of all levels. Students examine evidence-based approaches to corrective exercise and gain skills needed to develop and implement integrated strategies to improve common movement impairments.

Students who successfully complete the certificate are prepared for the Corrective Exercise Specialist credentialing examination offered by the National Academy of Sport Medicine.

To be eligible for this certificate, students must complete the Personal Fitness Trainer or Group Fitness Instructor certificate from Cincinnati State, or have a current nationally-accredited certificate in either Personal Training or Group Fitness.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Take the Corrective Exercise Specialist credentialing examination offered by the National Academy of Sport Medicine

Graduate Starting Salary Projections


Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent through 2024, 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 employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase need for fitness trainers and instructors.


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Corrective Exercise Specialist (CESC)                                               

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
EMS 100 CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional 1 0 1
EXS 251 Corrective Exercise Specialist 1 2 2
Total Credits:   2 2 3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM, EP-C, CPT
(513) 569-5713
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