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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Exercise Science and Personal Training Career Studies Certificate



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Career Studies Certificate
221-196-01

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for the student interested in exercise science and/or the fitness industry.

Program Objectives: Upon completion of the certificate, students wishing to become Certified Personal Trainers may sit for the national certification exam through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Employment opportunities include positions in commercial fitness clubs, city and county recreation programs, private sector businesses providing on-site corporate fitness, privately-owned personal training businesses, or advancing education opportunities in exercise science, health promotion, sport education or allied health programs of study. Individuals are also prepared to work independently as personal trainers.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1  and MTE 2  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.

Program Notes: The curriculum can be completed in three semesters or with planning in two semesters and a summer.

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