Personal Trainer Certificate/Area of Specialization (0201)

This certificate is designed for students interested in becoming a personal trainer. Courses within this program will help students prepare for a certification exam. It is recommended that students pursue certification, but it is not required, nor is it part of the certificate program. Many of these courses may be applied towards an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science Degree, and may also be applicable for transferring to a four-year college. Students should consult a Lakeland counselor prior to beginning this program in order to ensure maximum transferability.

For more information, contact 440.525.7180.

NOTE: Some courses in this certificate include prerequisites that are not included in the certificate. Students with equivalent knowledge and experience may request to have these prerequisites waived. Students who have not already taken the prerequisites and do not have equivalent knowledge and experience will need to take additional courses.

BIOL 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I has a prerequisite of high school chemistry or CHEM 1100 Elementary Chemistry, high school biology in the last five years; or BIOL 1200 Fundamentals of Biology for the Health Technologies.

Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 2220Anatomy and Physiology II4
BUSM 1620Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
COMM 1100Effective Interpersonal Communications3
PEHR 1250First Aid2
PEHR 1550Introduction to Personal Training2
PEHR 1600Exercise Physiology I2
PEHR 1660Diet and Weight Management Strategies for Sport and Fitness2
PEHR 1670Instructional Techniques: Strength and Cardio Fitness Training2
PEHR 1750Personal Health3
PEHR 2500Athletic Training2
PEHR 2750Personal Trainer Internship/Seminar 12
Total Credit Hours31

It is recommended that PEHR 2750 Personal Trainer Internship/Seminar be completed as one of the last classes in the certificate.  Please contact 440.525.7180 for an appointment one semester prior to enrolling in this course.