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Personal Training

Associate of Arts Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in personal training.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

31 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
HPER 1240 Circuit Training 1
HPER 1245 Weight Management 1
HPER 1270 Aerobic Fitness 1
HPER 1325 Introduction to Yoga 1
HPER 1326 Introduction to Pilates 1
HPER 1510 Introduction to Physical Education 3
HPER 2200 First Aid and CPR for the Healthcare Provider 3
HPER 2300 Stress Management 3
HPER 2400 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
PRTR 2210 Introduction to Personal Training 4
PRTR 2410 Advanced Personal Training 4

Core Option Courses

Health, Phys Ed & Rec

Select One
40 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HOEC 1050 Nutrition 3
HPER 1520 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3

English / Literature

select one - must earn a C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3

Fine Arts & Language

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4
HUMS 1100 Introduction to Humanities 3
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4

Health Education

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

History

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3

Mathematics

select from list or any other higher level of college math
3-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1100 Topics and Ideas in Mathematics 3

Natural Science

4-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 2250 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4

Oral Communication

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Social Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 1000 American Government 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3

Written Communication

ENGL 1010 required - must earn a C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

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