Personal Fitness Trainer
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of Health Science career cluster.
The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, finance, technical and production skills, applied aspect of leadership, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Work based learning experiences are an integral part of this program.
The purpose of this program is to prepare students for the wellness and fitness marketplace and its various components such as instructing or coaching groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of an individual’s health and wellness. Personal trainers demonstrate techniques and methods of participation and observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills and personal health.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three courses and two occupational completion points. The two credit core is required as a prerequisite for all programs and options. When the recommended sequence is followed, the structure allows students to complete at specified points for employment or remain for advanced training or cross-training.