The Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Leader prepares the student to become a personal trainer, aerobics instructor and group exercise specialist.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 17 credit hours with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses in this program must be completed with a ā€˜Cā€™ or better. One course must be completed at Southwestern before the Less Than One Year Certificate of Completion Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Leader 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 Ed3
PE262Dev Adult Fitness3
PE280CWE: Physical Education3
PET264Concpts Indiv Fitness Program3
PET267Group Fitness Concepts2
Total Credits17

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.