Exercise Science - Personal Trainer

Credit Diploma

The Personal Trainer program is designed to assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills required to become a certified personal trainer. Students who complete the certificate will be well prepared to sit for national exams offered by certifying agencies. These agencies include the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the American Council on Exercise.

Personal trainers that have been certified through one of the listed agencies are eligible to be employed at any major health club such as 24 Hour Fitness, Gold's Gym and the YMCA. Students may also begin a private business as a personal trainer or work within organizations as health and wellness coaches.

By completion of the certificate students will learn how to design, implement, and evaluate individual exercise programs; perform fitness assessments; and explain physiological changes that occur during exercise. Students who complete this certificate and pass the certifying agencies exam, which can be taken on the LCCC campus, can begin training clients while working on their AS or BS in Exercise Science. At the completion of the Personal Trainer program students may take the national certification exam which is an additional cost of approximately $280.00.

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Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students can view LCCC's tuition and fees web page. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.