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Personal Fitness Trainer Basic Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Personal Fitness Trainer

Basic Certificate (BC)

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This program provides the educational background required for pursuing a career in the health & fitness industry.  The curriculum covers the basic foundational skills needed to assess human body mechanics and the ability to develop and implement exercise training programs designed to improve and maintain health-related components of fitness and performance.  This knowledge will prepare students to achieve personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).​​​​

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

Program/Plan Number

397

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Courses

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Prerequisites

17  CH
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Entrepreneurship
ENTRE 201
Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
The interdisciplinary course introduces participants from various disciplines to the concept of sustainable entrepreneurship, a manageable process applicable across careers, work settings, and time. The course focuses on building entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors that will lead to creative solutions within the business community and other organizational environments. Course topics include the history of entrepreneurship, the role of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the 21st century global economy, and opportunity identification. The course will examine elements of creative problem-solving, development of an enterprise concept/model. Examination of feasibility studies, and the social/moral/ethical implications of entrepreneurship. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and Math 118, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Exrcise Sci and Sports Studies
ESSS 101
Certified Personal Trainer Prep 4
This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a certified personal trainer for a variety of client populations, including the foundations of client interaction, the assessment of physiological, functional, and biomechanical aspects of human movement in the individual, and the design and supervision of strength and aerobic individual and group exercise programs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, or ACT Reading Score range within (19-36), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 102
Personal Exercise Trainer Practicum 4
The exercise practicum provides practical experience for students enrolled in the personal trainer program. The practicum focuses on the application and synthesis of the knowledge base skills of a personal trainer in a supervised commercial, community or clinical fitness setting in order to actively engage individuals of various ages and functional abilities. The course includes a campus-based lecture series that provides review and supplemental knowledge of the personal training profession. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ESSS 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Health Professions
HEAPRO 102
Health Career Studies 3
This course introduces students to the integral knowledge and professional skills required to be successful in healthcare careers. It prepares students for the rigor of healthcare career programs. It emphasizes understanding of the professional culture, deep learning of key foundational skills, application of health information technology, and demonstrating cultural competence in interactions with others. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

 CH

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
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