Program Overview

Personal Training Certificate


Personal Training Certificate

Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/hwp
Degree: Certificate
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The Personal Training certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to seek out and maintain viable employment in the health and fitness industry. Curricula are aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Program. Students will also be encouraged to take the ACSM-CPT examination upon successful completion of program coursework.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

12 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Theory and Practice of Fitness

2

course

Health and Wellness Practicum I

1

course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

3

course

Biomechanics and Kinesiology

3

course

Exercise Physiology

3

Second Semester

13 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

course

Health and Wellness Practicum II

1

course

First Aid/CPR

2

course

Contemporary Health Issues

3

course

Human Form and Function or

course *

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

Third Semester

0-4 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course *

Anatomy and Physiology II

(If taking the BIO 244/245sequence)

4

Total Hours for Certificate

25-29

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* Preferred courses for students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution. BIO 244 must be taken with BIO 245 in lieu of BIO 111. (Note: BIO 244 has a prerequisite of BIO 123 or BIO 161.)

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, please contact department chair Joana Pabedinskas at jpabedinskas@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.