Personal Trainer Associate in Science

Personal Trainer
Associate in Science Degree

General Requirements: Total Hours: 61-62 Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description: The Athletic/Personal Trainer program is designed for students who are interested in entering the fields of corporate wellness, health/fitness clubs, fitness education programs, and personal fitness training. After completing the Personal Trainer Option of this Degree, students will be ready to take one of the many fitness certification exams and begin working in the fitness field of their choice.

General Education Requirements:    38 hours
Area Min. Hours Course Code Course Description
Communications 6 ENGL 1113 English Composition I
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II
Social Science 6 HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres
    POLS    1113 U.S. Government 
Life Science 4 ZOOL 2134     Anatomy with Lab
Physical Science 5 CHEM    1315 General Chemistry I with Lab
Mathematics 3 MATH 1513 College Algebra
Humanities 6 See humanities course options
Selected Gen Ed Requirements 7 PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology
    ZOOL 2144 Physiology with Lab
Institutional Requirements 1 COL    1111 College Success
 
Program Requirements:    23-24 hours
Select one option from: (Requirements for each option listed below.)
Athletic Trainer      
Personal Trainer      
 
Athletic Trainer Option    23-24 hours
Health/Physical Education 20-21 HPER 1302 Introduction to Physical Education
    HPER 1322 or HPER 1553 Personal Health or Lifetime Fitness and Management
    HPER 1252 Orientation to Exercise Science
    HPER 1601 Athletic/Personal Training Practicum I
    HPER 1243 Introduction to Athletic Training
    HPER 2312 First Aid
    HPER 2343 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
    HPER 2601 Athletic Training Level 2
    HPER 2593 Protective Techniques in Athletic Training
    HPER 2651 Athletic Training Level 3
Allied Health Science 3 AHS 2013 Nutrition
 
Personal Trainer Option    23-24 hours
Health/Physical Education 20-21 HPER 1302 Introduction to Physical Education
    HPER 1322 or HPER 1553 Personal Health or Lifetime Fitness and Management
    HPER 1252 Orientation to Exercise Science
    HPER 1601 Athletic/Personal Training Practicum I
    HPER 2103 Exercise Testing and Prescription
    HPER 2312 First Aid
    HPER 2343 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
    HPER 2611 Personal Training Practicum II
    HPER 2623 Personal Training Certification Course
    HPER 2661 Personal Training Practicum III
Allied Health 3 AHS 2013 Nutrition

 

Plan of Study

Course Code Course Description Hours
Freshman 1st Semester
ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3
HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres 3
MATH 1513 College Algebra 3
HPER 1302 Intro. to Physical Education 2
HPER 1252 Orientation to Exercise Science (fall only) 2
COL 1111 College Success 1
Total 14
 
Freshman 2nd Semester
ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3
HPER 1601 Athletic/Personal Training Practicum I 1
HPER 2103 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
Humanities ART, ENGL, HUM, MUS, PHIL 3
POLS 1113 U.S. Government 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I with Lab 5
Total 18
 
Sophomore 1st Semester
HPER 1322 or HPER 1533 Personal Health or Lifetime Fitness and Management 2-3
Humanities ART, ENGL, HUM, MUS, PHIL 3
HPER 2343 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (fall only) 3
HPER 2611 Personal Training Practicum II (fall only) 1
ZOOL 2134 Anatomy w/ Lab 4
AHS 2013 Nutrition 3
Total 17
 
Sophomore 2nd Semester
HPER 2623 Personal Training Certification Course 3
HPER 2661 Personal Training Practicum III 1
ZOOL 2144 Physiology w/ Lab 4
PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology 3
HPER 2312 First Aid 2
Total 13

NOTE:  * = General Education Requirement ** = Program Core Requirement and *** = Option Requirement