(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/career-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)
This program prepares students for entry level jobs in the personal training industry. The program provides a solid background in the basic science and theory related to the development and discipline of personal training, nutrition, and client support. After passing the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam, the graduate will be qualified for entry-level work in health clubs, gyms, and wellness centers, or they may become self-employed by going into private practice.
Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Articulate biological and physiological components of the human body
- Perform all components of an initial client consultation and assessment.
- Develop and implement safe and appropriate exercise programming for a client informed by client data analysis
- Design effective educational approaches necessary to teach, engage, instruct, and motivate clients.
- Apply ethical business and marketing strategies within a personal fitness training context.
Potential Occupational Titles
Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, personal fitness trainer and exercise instructor.
A minimum of 43.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.