Personal Trainer Certificate

Curriculum HSE.PTR.CERT (C336A)

Provides the educational background specific to individuals pursuing job opportunities within the Sport and Fitness industry. The curriculum provides a basic foundation needed to analyze human body functions and the means to train the body to achieve the highest level of performance. Prepares the individual with the knowledge and skills for certification testing and accreditation by certifying boards (i.e., American College of Exercise). Job opportunities include personal trainer and/or positions available at fitness locations (i.e., health clubs, hospital fitness centers, corporate fitness centers, etc.).

Program prerequisite: Students must have current CPR certification or must have completed HTH 281◊ or HTH 181◊ prior to enrolling in this program.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

BIS 101

Human Biology

4

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health

2

 

HTH 120

Nutrition Science

3

 

PED 153

Foundations of Exercise

3

 

PED 195

Introduction to Sport Management

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

 

PED 168

Theory and Practice of Weight Training

2

 

PED 200

Introduction to Biomechanics

3

#

PED 210

Exercise, Testing and Prescription

3

#

PED 230

Sport & Exercise Science Practicum

1

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

Electives

3

 

 

 

15

 

 

Total credits required

30

Suggested electives (3):

 

HTH 175

Drug and Alcohol Education

3

 

HTH 202

Culture and Food

3

 

HTH 220

Athletic Training Techniques

3

 

HTH 221

Sport Specific Rehabilitation and Training

3

 

PED

Activity courses (numbered 150 and below1)

1-3

 

PED 159

Selected Team and Recreation Sports

3

#

PED 189

Water Safety Instructor

2

 

PED 194

Principles of Coaching

3

 

PED 196

Sport and Exercise Psychology

3

 

PED 197

Sociology of Sport

3

 

PED 198

Lifeguarding

1

 

PED 275

Facilities Management

3

 

PED 296

Special Topics in Physical Education

0.5-4

#

PSY 207

Health Psychology

3

See PED course descriptions.

1A maximum of three credit hours will be granted towards the certificate.

Chairperson: Julianne Murphy, Ext. 3087

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/PersonalTrainer_Certificate_C336A.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.