Over the past decade, the percentage of American youth, adults, and older adults who are under fit and overweight has increased significantly, with related escalation in degenerative diseases and health care costs. One potential solution to these problems is competent, academically trained fitness professionals who can help our inactive population develop desirable levels of muscular strength, cardiovascular endurance, joint flexibility, and body composition. This certificate program is designed for students who want to work as exercise instructors in YMCAs, fitness centers, or retirement communities, and also provides the framework for progressing to a national personal trainer certification.
Please note that the Foundational Fitness certificate program is not eligible for financial aid.
Foundational Fitness Courses
- EXS 102
Muscular and Cardiovascular Fitness
- EXS 119
Bioenergetics and Biomechanics
- EXS 201
Youth and Senior Fitness