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Health and Fitness Specialist

at Alexandria Technical and Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate of Applied Science
  • Credits: 69
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIOA Certified

About this Program

The Health and Fitness Specialist program prepares students for employment as an exercise specialist, qualified to work in a variety of health and wellness career fields. This program is based on the principles and practices of exercise science, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching.

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.

Program Locations

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308 Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222 Local: (320) 762-0221 Email:

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