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
|1 unit of lab science
||Fall and Spring
||Social Science, Humanities recommended