2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    Aug 08, 2022  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science and Personal Training Certificate

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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 College of Exercise (ACE). Employment opportunities include positions in commercial fitness clubs, city and county recreation programs, private sector businesses providing on-site fitness, privately-owned personal training businesses, or advancing employment opportunities. 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 place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1  and MTE 2 .

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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