Exercise Specialist (ESS.S.STC)

29.0 Credit Hours

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.

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.

Curriculum

BIO 1121: Human Anatomy & Physiology I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
COM 2211: Effective Public Speaking View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
DIT 1111: Nutrition for Health & Fitness View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENG 1101: English Composition I View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 1110: First Aid & CPR View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 2 credit hours
ENS 1116: Introduction to Exercise Science & Health Promotion View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 1118: Lifetime Physical Fitness & Wellness View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 2318: Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 2416: Certification Preparatory Course View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
ENS 2417: Methods of Teaching View Master Syllabus View Current Schedule 3 credit hours
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