Exercise Specialist ESS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 29 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Allied Health
Effective as of Fall 2013

What is the program about?

The Exercise Specialist certificate is designed to provide necessary knowledge and skills for employment in the fitness and exercise industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills in exercise science with the goal of being able to administer basic fitness assessments and health risk appraisals. Additionally, students acquire current information on exercise, nutrition and wellness and prepare to sit for and successfully pass a national certification exam. Students must pass all ENS courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Develop effective and safe exercise programs to meet clients’ personal fitness goals.
  • Conduct valid and reliable basic fitness assessments and basic health risk appraisals related to exercise programming.
  • Demonstrate locating and applying current information on sound practices in achieving and maintaining fitness.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the certificate program will find careers in many types of fitness centers (YMCA, Recreation Centers, local fitness facilities and corporate fitness) and will be employed as fitness staff, personal trainers and group fitness instructors.

Credentials

Students will be prepared to take national certification exams.

Additional Information

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information

Curriculum

Course Title Credits
ALH 1132 American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid 1
BIO 1121 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
DIT 1111 Nutrition for Health & Fitness 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENS 1116 Introduction to Exercise Science & Health Promotion 3
ENS 1118 Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness 3
ENS 2317 Methods of Teaching Lab 1
ENS 2318 Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription 3
ENS 2416 Certification Preparatory Course 3
ENS 2417 Methods of Teaching 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.