Division of Career Education

Personal Trainer Certificate

Curriculum 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 or

# BIS 103
Introduction to Human Physiology
4
HTH 104
Science of Personal Health
2
PED 153
Foundations of Exercise
3
PED 195
Introduction to Sport Management
3
HTH 120
Principles of Nutrition
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 & Alcohol Education
3
HTH 220
Athletic Training Techniques
3
HTH 221
Sport Specific Rehabilitation and Training
3

PED Activity courses (numbered 150 and below)1
1-3
PED 159
Selected Team and Recreation Sports
4
# 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
Total credits required
30

Area of Concentration

Additional Information: 1A maximum of three credit hours will be granted towards the certificate. Chairperson • Julianne Murphy • Office: RC 202 I • (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3087 • Email: jmurphy1@triton.edu Faculty • Kathi Deresinski • Office: RC-202 D • (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3782 • Email: kderesin@triton.edu