Personal Fitness Training (Certificate)

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The personal fitness training certificate program provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies they need to develop evidence-based physical activity programs for the general population to achieve positive health changes.

After completion of the certificate, students have the ability to obtain an entry to intermediate-level personal training or group fitness certification through any accredited association. This program does not prepare students to work with clients with special needs or existing health conditions.

At A Glance

Personal Fitness Training (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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National certification to become a certified strength and conditioning specialist is available through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Certification is not required for private-sector careers; however, some organizations do require certification as part of employment or for promotion purposes.

Program requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) in all courses in the certificate.
Required Courses -- 15 credit hours
Elective (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

Career outlook

Students can advance their career options with an undergraduate certificate. The certificate program in personal fitness training helps students become more marketable in the general health fields by providing specific content knowledge on exercise techniques, the positive impact physical activity can have on overall health, and reductions in the risk for developing chronic disease.

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