Personal Training Certificate
Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042
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
College Success Seminar
Theory and Practice of Fitness
Health and Wellness Practicum I
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Biomechanics and Kinesiology
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Health and Wellness Practicum II
Contemporary Health Issues
Human Form and Function or
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
(If taking the BIO 244/245sequence)
Total Hours for Certificate
^ 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 email@example.com or (847) 543-2029 or the Biological and Health Sciences Division at (847) 543-2042.