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2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
    
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personal Training, C.S.C.


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CIP Code: 31.0301
NOVA Code: 221-460-01

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

Purpose: This program is based on the standards of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and prepares students to become knowledgeable fitness professionals in health clubs, recreation departments, and fitness facilities in private, commercial, corporate, or government settings. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to sit for a nationally recognized certification exam in Personal Training.

Recommended Preparation: Students are expected to attain high levels of fitness during this program and, consequently, should be in good health to participate in vigorous workouts.

Special Admission Information: No classes will be waived without permission of a Personal Training advisor.

Completion Requirements: The following must be met to obtain the Personal Training Studies Certificate:

  • Achieve a grade of “C” or better in all certificate courses
  • Score 80% or higher on the exit exam
  • Hold a current CPR certification

One Year


Total credits for the Personal Training Career Studies Certificate: 26-28 credits


1 HLT 105  requirement may be met with proof of current certification in CPR through a recognized organization such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

2 May substitute CST 126 , or CST 229 .

3 HLT 110  is recommended for transfer to George Mason University

4 Approved Courses: BUS 100 , BUS 116 , BUS 165 , BUS 201 , FIN 107 , MKT 215  

5 BIO 142  is recommended in addition to BIO 141  for transfer into a 4-year program and for students interested in a more thorough understanding of the systems of the human body

6 Approved PED Electives: PED 100 , PED 103 , PED 109  

7 PED 190 Coordinated Internship (2 cr.) may be substituted with approval of a Personal Training advisor.

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