2020-2021 Catalog

Fitness Leadership Certificate

In this program students will learn the necessary skills to become a certified fitness leader and be prepared to take national certification exams, such as those offered by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). ACE certification exams are offered at Western's Green River testing center. Students will also enjoy the personal benefits of this program. Through courses in nutrition, wellness, fundamentals and applied exercise science, and various exercise classes, the student’s personal diet and fitness levels will improve. In addition to classroom instruction, the program gives hands-on experience in fitness centers, schools, hospitals, and/or clinics. This is a dynamic program allowing students to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to real world experiences with members of the community.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses

PEPR 1130TEACHING INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FITNESS

3

PEPR 2130FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

COMM 1030INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

3

OR

COMM 2010PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

PEPR 2230APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

.5

PEPR 2140PERSONAL TRAINER CERTIFICATION REVIEW

1

MKT 2100MARKETING

3

OR

BADM 2195ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

HLED 1003WELLNESS

3

Total Credit Hours:25-26

Requirement Notes: 

  • PEPR 1130 and PEPR 2130 only offered during the fall semester.
  • PEPR 2230 and PEPR 2140 only offered curing the spring semester.
  • Total Credit Hours: 25-26