Personal Trainers are responsible for safe and effective exercise prescription in health and fitness club settings. Thorough understanding of anatomy, muscle function, exercise prescription, basic nutrition, and fitness assessment provides personal trainers with the knowledge to safely structure exercise programs for clients. Upon completion of this program, students will
Motivate clients in exercise and healthy life choices;
Create safe and effective exercise programs;
Understand how the body works to create muscle and metabolize fat;
Become knowledgeable in fitness assessment techniques; and
Develop relationships with other fitness professionals for lifelong learning.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to sit for a national certification exam through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) or Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Opportunities After Graduation
Fitness facilities require the expertise of proficient personal trainers. This is a growing industry with many job opportunities.
For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.