Fitness Instructor Training, Associate in Science

The Fitness Instructor Training Program provides students with knowledge, techniques, and experience required for individual or group physical fitness training instruction.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Identify and describe major muscles, their origins, insertions, and actions.
  • Describe the body’s physiological responses and adaptations to exercise.
  • Identify appropriate activities for development of muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, and flexibility.
  • Apply skills in either personal training or group exercise leadership.
  • Describe the relationship between body composition, nutrition, and exercise.

Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements

Required Core
KINS 51Fitness and Wellness Strategies2
KINS 60Fitness Exercise Physiology1
KINS 63Fitness Anatomy and Kinesiology2
PFIT 10ABeginning Weight Training0.5-1
PFIT 14Exercise for Health and Fitness0.5
PFIT 18AAerobic Fitness I0.5-1
PFIT 50Independent Fitness and Testing Program1
KINS 48Psychology of Fitness and Sport Performance3
KINS 92Practical Experience in Personal Training
Select one course from the following:1
Aerobic Conditioning
Core Matwork I
Yoga I
Circuit Training
Flexibility and Relaxation Techniques I
Fitness Through Swimming I
Select one course from the following:1
Keyboarding for Computers
Computer Applications - Microsoft Office Word
Microsoft Word 2013: Word for Windows II
Microsoft Word 2013: Word for Windows III
Microsoft Word 2013: Advanced Word for Windows
Microsoft Windows 8
Select one course from the following:3
Healthy Living
Select one course from the following:3-4
Human Biology
First Aid and CPR
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Current Red Cross CPR Card required0
Additional Requirements
Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.38.5-40.5
Total Units60

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.