The Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion Personal Trainer/Aging Adult Specialty prepares the student to become a personal trainer with an emphasis in working with the older adult.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion Personal Trainer/Aging Adult is awarded.

Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

Program Guide

HE252First Aid & CPR Professional Rescue3
PE131Intro to Health and Physical Ed Physical Education3
PE262Dev Adult Fitness3
PE280CWE: Physical Education3
PET264Concpts Indiv Fitness Program3
SOC230Gerontology3
Total Credits18

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program the student will be able to:

  • Provide a physical fitness plan for older adults, as well as younger clients.
  • Develop skills in assessing the fitness level of their clients and provide them with sound activities to enhance their physical, social, environmental, emotional, and overall health.