- Award: Certificate
- Credits: 12
- Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
- WIOA Certified
About this Program
The Exercise Specialist Certificate includes Exercise Science courses that provide a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students to successfully participate in the National Strength and Conditioning Association�s (NSCA) Certified Personal Training Examination and enter the workforce as a personal trainer working with generally-healthy populations. Certificate completion includes current national certification of adult CPR and AED, as well as a passing grade of �C� or higher in the following four courses: EXSC 2300 Introduction to Exercise Science (3 credits), EXSC 2305 Exercise Physiology (3 credits), EXSC 2310 Foundations of Personal Training (3 credits), EXSC 2315 Exercise Prescription (3 credits). The Exercise Specialist Certificate is recognized as a �career laddering� opportunity for our students to encourage further retention of degree completion while students gain additional credentials to professionally compete for careers within the fitness industry.
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