Exercise Leader - Certificate

Program/CIP Code: EXER.CERT/24.0101
Credits Required: 32
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
The Exercise Leader Certificate is designed for students interested in becoming certified as an Exercise Leader. Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the ACSM Exercise Leader Certification Exam or ACE American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer.

Students will be prepared to make physical fitness assessments, prescribe exercise programs, and instruct individuals and groups in physical fitness activities. This one - year program is particularly appropriate for those who want to expand or upgrade the ir skills. Students completing the certificate program have the option to continue their study toward the completion of the Associate in Science in Exercise Science degree. Students who successfully complete the Certificate Program will be prepared to sit for national certification examinations. A 2.00 cumulative G.P.A. is required to graduate from KCKCC.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

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Exercise Leader

Certificate Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
EXSC 0115 First Aid 2
EXSC 0157 or
EXSC 0158
Personal Trainer Review Exam or
Group Fitness Instructor Exam Review
EXSC 0186-10 Techniques in Strength Training 2
EXSC 0201 Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXSC 0206 Lifetime Fitness 3
EXSC 0211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
EXSC 0213 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
EXSC 0251 Practicum in Wellness and Fitness 3
Total Certificate Requirements 32
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites

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