Nov 20, 2019  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020 
  
SFCC Catalog 2019-2020

Fitness Instructor Training Certificate


CIP: 31.0501
School of Fitness Education, 505-428-1651

Designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to become effective personal fitness trainers and to prepare for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification exam. Course work presents a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and performance goals. Students learn how to facilitate behavior change and adherence, self-efficacy and how to develop client rapport.

Students learn how to design programs that help clients improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Students have to show proof of current American Heart Association or American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification. All courses listed can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science.

Students can earn the following degree related to this certificate:

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply the basic principles of exercise science, behavior modification, nutrition, and weight management to help clients achieve a healthy lifestyle.
  • Describe and apply basic elements of anatomy, applied kinesiology, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.
  • Administer and interpret basic health screenings and fitness assessments to design safe exercise programs for apparently healthy populations.
  • Summarize the scope of practice and professional responsibilities of a certified fitness professional.

Related Requirements: (5 Credits)


Total 16 Credits