Personal Training

Personal trainers design and deliver exercise programs for both individuals and small groups. With an understanding of anatomy, physiology, and human movement, they ensure a safe and effective exercise experience centered on improving physical health and wellness. Personal trainers must also understand human behavior and how to effectively motivate clients in order to enhance adherence to physical activity. This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of health and fitness and provides the necessary knowledge and skills needed to go on to earn a nationally accredited personal trainer certification.

Career/Transfer Options

The Personal Training program prepares its graduates for the following careers:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Group Exercise Instructor

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Personal Training program will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate exercise science and kinesiology-related principles to design safe and effective exercise sessions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and teaching strategies when working one-on-one with clients.
  • Instruct safe and effective exercise sessions for both individuals and small groups.

Catalog Pages

332 (EXSC)

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Degrees & Certificates

AA Degree AA or AS for Transfer AS Degree Certificate of Achievement Certificate of Performance Catalog Pages
        332 (EXSC)

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Program Faculty

Office Phone
Rod Porter J-203A (619) 388-7442

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