2018-2019 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 WWCC’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

BIOL 1010GENERAL BIOLOGY

4

BIOL 2010HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I

4

BIOL 2015HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II

4

HLED 1003WELLNESS

3

HLED 1140NUTRITION

3

PEAC 2005PERSONALIZED FITNESS I

2

PEPR 1130TEACHING INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FITNESS

3

PEPR 2120INTRO TO EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

4

PEPR 2130FUNDAMENTALS OF EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2230APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE

4

PEPR 2470EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM I

.5

PEPR 2471EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICUM II

.5

BUSINESS COURSE

3

COMMUNICATION COURSE

3

Total Credit Hours:42

Requirement Notes: 

  • Business Course can be fulfilled by Entrepreneurship (BADM 2195) or Marketing (MKT 2100). 
  • Communication Course can be fulfilled by Interpersonal Communication (COMM 1030) or Public Speaking (COMM 2010). 
  • Exercise Science Practicum I & II (PEPR 2470 and PEPR 2471) should be taken for 1 credit each. 
  • Total Credit Hours: 42