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Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, AAS-T

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103 Credits

Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer AAS-T degree program prepares students for entrepreneurial pursuit or employment as fitness instructors or personal trainers in entry-level to mid-management positions in health and fitness clubs, athletic clubs, strength training gyms, retirement centers, corporate fitness centers, and nonprofit and recreation organizations. In addition, it prepares students interested in pursuing a degree at the baccalaureate level.

The curriculum is designed to help students prepare for the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer, the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer certification exams. One hundred fifty-four hours of industry-based internship or cooperative work experience is required for program completion.

Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • demonstrate proficiency at fitness assessment and program design
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Technical Electives - 5 Credits

See faculty adviser/instructor for pre-approval

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Total Program Credits: 103

*Students pursuing a wellness focus should take FTNS 213 , FTNS 214 , and FTNS 216 .

**Students pursuing a personal trainer focus should take FTNS 218 , FTNS 219 , and FTNS 220 .

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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