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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


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.

Education Options

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Certificate does not include co-op


Effective 2020-2021 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
EXS 184 Yoga Internship 1 2 2
Semester 2      
EXS 119 Yoga Teacher Training 2 2 2 3
EXS 185 Yoga Internship 2 1 2 2
Total Credits:   6 8 10

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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