Health and Fitness Specialist
- Award: Associate in Applied Science
- Credits: 69
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIA Certified
About this Program
Areas of study include anatomy, exercise technique, human motion, exercise physiology, nutrition, program design, athletic performance, and applications for special population clients. In addition, courses in psychology, computer, and marketing are offered to complement the program.
The coursework also prepares the student for the national certification/credentialing exams which are an industry standard for employment in this field. The credentialing includes Certified Personal Trainer exams from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Optional certifications that may be attained include the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and the Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer (American College of Sports Medicine) for working with special population clients.
- Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308