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PE 184

On-Campus ES Course

K: Kinesiology, P: Physical Activity. On-Campus Extended Studies course related to Kinesiology or Physical Activity.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits

Winter Term information

Matthew Beekley

184KA: Certified Personal Trainer Preparation (ACSM)

The American College of Sports Medicine offers a certification for personal trainers (CPT). This class provides instruction and practice to prepare students for taking this certification. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers are fitness professionals who develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise. During the 3 week course, students learn such things as applied human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, psychology, exercise testing and prescription, legal and professional responsibilities, exercise leadership and client education. This course is intensive and meets Monday-Friday for 8 hours per day.