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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).​​​​  

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.

 

Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

Credit Hours (CH)

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Program/Plan Number

397

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

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 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, 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
Personal Trainer Preparation 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 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 102
Personal Trainer Practicum 2
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:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
ESSS 112
Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology 5
This course provides an organized study of human anatomy and kinesiology, the study of human movement. A working knowledge of both human anatomy and kinesiology are fundamental to student success in programs within the Exercise Science and Sports Studies (ESSS) department. Emphasis is placed on the integration of structure and function of the skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems. Upon completion, students should be able to identify skeletal anatomy including bony landmarks and muscular anatomy including origins, insertions, nerve innervations, vascular supply, and action. The concepts of locomotion, biomechanics, forces and levers will be introduced and how these apply to functional movement. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
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, retention and application of key foundational skills for professional healthcare practice, 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 100 or consent of Program Director or Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X

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