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Personal Trainer (certificate)

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Title of Certificate: Personal Trainer, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 17

Learn more about the Personal Trainer Certificate Program

Purpose: The certificate is designed to provide a background in basic exercise principles, health screening, fitness assessments, nutrition, behavior change, communication and exercise program design within the current fitness industry standards. Hands-on experience will be integrated into the program.

A certificate in Personal Training provides students with the competencies necessary to become an effective entry-level professional. The curriculum provides coursework and experience that prepares the student to sit for many nationally recognized industry certifications.

This certificate will provide the foundation of courses for those interested in advancing to receive an Associate of Science Degree in Health, Fitness and Exercise Studies at Anne Arundel Community College.

Additional Certificate Requirements

Completion of the required courses with a grade of C or better in each course.

Range of Occupations

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Specialist for corporate, commercial, private, municipal and community facilities
  • Health Coach

Certificate Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115 .  See Academic Regulations for all Graduation Requirements.  

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