Group Fitness - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
EXER 1020 Strength Training
Description
EXER 1020 This course is an introductory course to strength or resistance training. Students will perform more than four different workouts during the course of the semester designed for various levels of resistance training expertise. Topics covered during lecture include: skeletal and muscular anatomy and physiology, program design, lifting safety, weight room etiquette, and strength plateaus.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/17/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1020

2
EXER 1065 Psychology of Sport and Performance
Description
EXER 1065 This course examines thoughts, emotions, and feelings associated with performing one's best in sport and other areas. Topics covered include: realizing potential; performance goals; motivation; mental readiness; distraction control; group dynamics; injuries and rehabilitation; depression, eating disorders and substance abuse; and age and gender issues.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER1065

3
EXER 2020 Personal Training and Exercise Leadership I
Description
EXER 2020 An introductory course to the business of personal training. This course will focus on the fundamental concepts in personal training for healthy, general populations. Topics include: program design, nutrition, health and fitness assessments, and legal and ethical issues.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/17/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER2020

2
EXER 2250 Group Fitness Instruction
Description
EXER 2250 An introductory course to the fundamental elements of group fitness instruction. Areas of focus include: music selection, choreography, cuing, leadership skills, and motivational techniques. A variety of instruction formats will be taught including: step, cardio, kickboxing, aqua, and specialty classes. Strongly recommended for those pursuing careers in Corporate Wellness.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER2250

2
EXER 2260 Recruiting and Retaining Clients
Description
EXER 2260 This course will provide an introduction to the business side of personal training. Students will learn sales and marketing techniques to use to recruit clients and customer service skills to retain their clients. This course will provide future trainers with the knowledge and skills to maximize their client base and to be effective in meeting the individualized needs of their clients.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 08/26/2013 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER2260

1
EXER 2975 PRACTICUM - Exercise and Sport Science
Description
EXER 2975 PRACTICUM - Exercise and Sport Science

Credits:

Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: EXER2975

2
Total Core Credits: 12

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
BIOL 1310 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology OR
Description
BIOL 1310 This lecture and laboratory-based course is designed for introductory study of human organ systems (integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and urogenital) by structure and function. Cellular function, human reproduction, development, and heredity are other topics integrated into the biology of the human body. Carefully check your program requirements for acceptability of this course. It does not replace the two course sequence of anatomy and physiology required for many advanced health programs. Meets MnTC Goal 3

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 08/23/2010 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3

Course Outline: BIOL1310

HEAL 1101 Anatomy and Physiology
Description
HEAL 1101 This course is an introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Focus will be on the study of each individual organ system and the interaction of each system with the rest of the body.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/03/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: HEAL1101

4
Total General Education Credits: 4
Total Program Credits: 16