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Program of Study

Personal Trainer
Associate in Science Degree

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
CMSC 1223 Business Applications Software 3
Total 16
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
Physical Sciences w/ Lab 1315 Chemistry I w/ Lab 5
Total 18
Sophomore 1st Semester
HPER 1322 Personal Health 2
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 16
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

General Requirements: Total hours to complete degree 63 • Minimum 2.0 GPA

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.