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2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Personal Trainer / Fitness Instruction Certificate

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CIP 310501 (PTF)

The Exercise Health Sciences Program offers an academically rigorous Personal Training/Fitness Instruction certification that is stackable to the associate degree and can be completed in one short challenging semester. This certificate will focus on exercise testing and prescription along with group fitness instruction that includes beat driven classes along with non-beat/ choreographed fitness classes. It is recommended that students seek advising from program coordinator to ensure success in the classroom and transferability of classes to four year schools. Students need to attend a new program student meeting and have a successful criminal background check on file in coordinator’s office prior to the first day of class. E-mail for more information:

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • ENG 090 and REA 090 or CCR 092 /CCR 093 /CCR 094  with a grade of “C” or better, or Placement Sentence Skills score of 95+ and MAT 050 /MAT 055 /MAT 090 or higher with a grade of “C” or better or Placement Elementary Algebra score of 45+
  • Attend an Exercise Health Sciences new student program meeting.
  • Successful criminal background check on file in the EHS Coordinator’s Office.
  • The Exercise Health Sciences program expects all students in the EHS program to have access to a computer with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Required materials include: jump drive, calculator capable of 10 decimal points, stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, cell phone with Skype and conference abilities, and professional exercise attire, as stated in the new student program meeting.

Certificate Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • All major, general education and other courses required for the certificate must be completed with a grade of “C” (70%) or better.
  • National certification in American Red Cross CPRPR/ AED, Blood Borne Pathogens and Responding to Emergencies.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.
  • “Information regarding occupations, completion rates, placement rates, program costs and median loan debt may be found at”

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