Course Description

  • Course available: Grade 11-12

    Course length: 1 or 2 years

    Placement: Regular

    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits per year


    Sports Medicine - Personal Training 

    This integrated course is for students seeking multidisciplinary educational experience in Personal Training, Mind-Body Health, and Sports Medicine.  


    This course prepares students for Personal Trainer certification from The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The National Commission Certifying Agencies (NCCA) proudly accredits the NASM-CPT personal training certification. 


    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts about 15% job growth for personal trainers from 2019 through 2029, which is much faster than average compared to all occupations. 

    Course Content

    •Human Anatomy-Structures and Functions of the Muscular Skeletal, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory, Endocrine, Immune, Integumentary, and Cardiovascular Systems Mechanisms of Injury and Healing • Sports, Overuse Injuries, and Interventions

    • Muscle Testing •Complimentary Health Professions •Mind-Body Exercise, Mindfulness, and Meditation •Acute and Chronic Health Conditions •Anatomical Terminology •Medical Terminology •Physiology of Human Performance •CPR-AED and First Aid • Exercise and Movement Mechanics •Exercise Program Design •Concepts in Nutrition, Vitamins, Supplements, and Anabolic Steroids • Fitness Assessments (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition) Vital Signs (Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate) •Spinal Mechanics •Flexibility and Joint Range of Motion •The Business and Ethics of Personal Training 


    Work Experience  

    Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning, internships, and job shadow experiences. Students perform assessments and provide on-campus personal training sessions.  


    Nationally Accredited Professional Certification 

    This course prepares students for The National Academy of Sports Medicine – The Academy of Personal Training Education exams. 


    College Agreements 

    Upon completion of this course, students may receive college credits subject to the requirements of each institution. Current college agreements include the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Buffalo State, and Monroe College. 


    Career Opportunities 

    Students will be qualified to seek employment as nationally accredited certified personal trainers after successfully completing this course and the certification exam.  


    Workplaces include Blink Fitness, New York Sports Club, LA Fitness, Corporate Fitness Centers, fitness studios, in-home training, assisted living facilities, cruise ships, and country club settings.