Fitness Specialist Certificate

Division: Kinesiology


The Fitness Specialist Certificate (formerly Aerobic Instructor Certificate) prepares students for occupational competency in private and corporate fitness industry.Course work in KIN 235 C may be waived with current Red Cross cards in First Aid and CPR at the discretion of the division. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. This certificate requires a total of 16 units.

Required Courses (12 units):
KIN 235 C First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
KIN 272 CStrength and Conditioning3
KIN 274 CExercise Testing and Prescript3
KIN 295 CKinesiology - Internship Sem3
Elective Courses (4 units):4
Activity Courses - KIN 100 C - KIN 201 C (.5-1 units)
Athletic Injuries-Prevention and Care (formerly PE 236 C)3
Psychology of Sport3
Honors Nutr Science and Appl
Sport and United States Society (formerly PE 250 C)3
Movement Anatomy3
Exercise Physiology3
Nutrition Science and Applic3
Honors Nutr Science and Appl
Contemporary Personal Health (formerly KIN 284 C)3
Integ Mental Hlth and Mindflns3
Whole Systems Integrative Health3
Total Units16

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Acquire workforce preparation skills, including functional anatomy and physiology, and kinesiology skills and components of fitness, to work in the fitness/strength and conditioning industry.