Graduates are prepared to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer exam.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Physical Trainer exam. Graduates earning the ACSM certification may be employed by health clubs, fitness centers, or wellness centers.
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Personal Trainer
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Certificate does not include co-op
Effective 2018-2019 academic year
Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate (PFTC)
Program Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 (minimum grade of C for both) or appropriate placement scores, and meet with Program Chair.
|EMS 100||CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional||1||0||1|
|HFT 151||Personal Fitness Trainer 1||3||2||3|
|HFT 130||Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs||2||2||3|
|HFT 152||Personal Fitness Trainer 2||3||2||3|
|HFT 156||Establishing a Personal Training Business||3||0||3|
|HFT 182||Personal Fitness Trainer Practicum||1||7||2|
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
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT