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    May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Fitness Professional, COA

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This one-year program is designed to qualify students to serve as personal trainers, aerobics instructors, and/or strength-training instructors. Those who pursue this program will be educated in the principles of exercise science that apply to fitness evaluation, exercise recommendation, and application of appropriate exercise methods. This program was revised for the August 2017 edition of the IVC catalog. Please consult a counselor if you have any questions.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Assist clients, students, or participants in assessing their level of physical fitness, and setting and reaching fitness or physical activity goals.
  • Organize and direct appropriate exercise or recreational activities, including instruction in fitness techniques, aerobic exercise, dance, games, sports.
  • Retain appropriate records of client/student progress, equipment use, and scheduled activities.

Total Units Required: 18

Recommended Electives:

To earn the certificate of achievement:

See Earning a Certificate  for certificate information and requirements.


Students are advised to consult with faculty or a counselor to clarify graduation requirements, and/or for course substitution if a course is not available.

Third-party credentialing:

Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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