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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fitness Specialist Certificate

HEGIS #5299
Chairperson: Colleen Ferris
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 206, (518) 629-7372

The Fitness Specialist Certificate Program is designed for students who wish to work in the fitness industry, whether full-time or part-time. The knowledge gained in this program is also valuable to allied health professionals who wish to supplement their services to include exercise prescription. After completion of this certificate program, a student will have the basic educational foundation to sit for professional certification exams through American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals, Cooper Institute, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Additionally, students starting out in the certificate program can potentially continue on into our Physical Education Studies degree program or transfer to another institution in a related field. The projected growth in this area is deemed as “faster than average” (20%-28%) according the Department of Labor.

Program Entrance Requirements

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
1 unit of lab science Fall and Spring Social Science, Humanities recommended  

Total Credits Required: 25

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

First Term

Term Total: 12

Term Total: 13