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This one-year certificate program prepares graduates to sit for a national certification exam in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Coursework includes Sports Nutrition, Program Design and Implementation, Advanced Personal Training, Health Fitness Management, and Internship/Test Preparation. Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR/AED are obtained through coursework. The personal fitness training certificate is seamlessly transferred into the HCCC Associate Degree in Science (AS) in Exercise Science
The certificate in Personal Fitness Training prepares students for the entry-level positions in the fitness industry, including commercial and clinical settings such as health clubs, corporate fitness centers, personal training, health promotion, program management and personal coaching. The program provides a knowledge base in scientific principles and requires the development of basic skills in exercise assessment. Graduates will be prepared to sit for a national certification in Personal Training from any of the following: ACSM-American College of Sports Medicine, NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, NSCA- National Strength and Conditioning Association and ACE- American Council on Exercise. Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR are available through their coursework. The PFT certificate is seamlessly transferred into the HCCC Associate Degree in Science (AS) in Exercise Science.
Complete the following courses:
|EXS-103 Aerobic Training|
|EXS-102 Resistance Training Methods|
Complete the following requirements:
|PFT-101 Foundations of Personal Training|
|PFT-103 Health Fitness Management|
|PFT-202 Program Design and Implementation|
|PFT-220 Advanced Personal Fitness|
|EXS-115 Sports Nutrition|
|PFT-230 Personal Fitness Internship/Test Prep|
Students may need a criminal background check and medical clearance with immunizations depending upon internship placement.
HCCC partners with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to provide its students with the most respected name in fitness certification. The partnership gives you all the benefits of the NASM program with the added benefit of individual test-prep attention in the classroom and a personalized internship experience. NASM Partnership
After completing the Personal Fitness Training Certificate, seamlessly transfer into the HCCC Exercise Science Associates Degree. This program allows you to earn your national personal training certificate AND associate’s degree.
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Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Personal Fitness Training Program Instructor and Coordinator