Exercise Leader - Technical Certificates


The Exercise Leader Certificate is designed for students interested in becoming certified as an Exercise Leader. Upon completion of this certificate, students are eligible to take the ACSM Exercise Leader Certification Exam.

Students will be prepared to make physical fitness assessments, prescribe exercise programs, and instruct individuals and groups in physical fitness activities. This one-year program is particularly appropriate for those who want to expand or upgrade their skills. Students completing the certificate program have the option to continue their study toward the completion of the Associate in Science in Exercise Science degree. Students who successfully complete the Certificate Program will be prepared to sit for national certification examinations. A 2.00 cumulative G.P.A. is required to graduate from KCKCC.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

Contacts


Susie Myers, M.A. - Program Coordinator

Gainful Employment Statistics

Exercise Leader
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Certificate Required Courses
BIOL0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology
5
BIOL0145 Nutrition
3
EXSC0115 First Aid
2
EXSC0157 Personal Trainer Review Exam or
EXSC0158 Group Fitness Instructor Exam Review
2
EXSC0186:10 Techniques in Strength Training
2
EXSC0201 Introduction to Exercise Science
3
EXSC0206 Lifetime Fitness
3
EXSC0211 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3
EXSC0212 Exercise Physiology
3
EXSC0213 Exercise Testing and Prescription
3
EXSC0251 Practicum in Wellness & Fitness
3
Total hours needed for an Exercise Leader Technical Certificate
33-34
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Fall
BIOL0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology
5
EXSC0212 Exercise Physiology
3
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
EXSC0201 Introduction to Exercise Science
3
EXSC0206 Lifetime Fitness
3
Summer
EXSC0157 Personal Trainer Review Exam or
 
EXSC0158 Group Fitness Instructor Exam
2
BIOL0145 Nutrition
3
Spring
EXSC0213 Exercise Testing & Prescription
3
EXSC0251 Practicum in Wellness & Fitness
3
EXSC0211 Care & Prevention in Wellness & Fitness
3
EXSC0186: 10 Techniques of Strength Training
2
EXSC0115 First Aid
2
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