Graduates may be employed by health clubs, fitness centers, or wellness centers. Job activities may include fitness testing, identifying risk factors, conducting individual and group exercise programs, counseling clients in behavior modification, and designing individualized fitness programs.
Graduates are prepared to take the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer exam.
Graduates Are Prepared To
- Take the American Council on Exercise Certified Physical Trainer exam. Graduates who earn the ACE certification may be employed by health clubs, fitness centers, or wellness centers.
Representative Job Titles For Graduates
- Personal Trainer
- Fitness Instructor
Graduate Starting Salary Projections
Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites
- Certificate does not include co-op
Effective 2020-2021 academic year
Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate (PFTC)
Program Prerequisites: ENG 085 and MAT 093 (minimum grade of C for both) or appropriate placement scores, and meet with Program Chair.
|FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective||1||0||1|
|EXS 130||Foundations of Health and Wellness Programs||2||2||3|
|EXS 151||Principles of Exercise Assessment and Prescription||2||2||3|
|DT 120||Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle||3||0||3|
|EMS 100||CPR and First Aid for the Health Care Professional||1||0||1|
|ENG 101||English Composition 1||3||0||3|
|EXS 152||Exercise Programming||2||2||3|
|EXS 156||Establishing a Personal Training Business||3||0||3|
|EXS 182||Personal Fitness Trainer Practicum||1||7||2|
|EXS 255||Anatomical Kinesiology||3||0||3|
|PE 132||Resistance and Cardiorespiratory Training||0||2||1|
|COMM 1XX Communications Elective||3||0||3|
|First Year Experience Elective|
|FYE 100||College Survival Skills||1|
|FYE 105||College Success Strategies||2|
|FYE 110||Community College Experience||3|
|COMM 105||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM 110||Public Speaking||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
Melinda (Mindy) Piles, MEd, ACSM EP-C, CPT