Personal Trainer and Exercise Medicine

  • Student practices using exercise equipment.

  • This course is certified by
    New York State

    This course is comprehensive and cutting edge, preparing students for an emerging career. The New York State Department of Labor identified it as one of the top 24 emerging occupations. Students will learn the systems of the human body and their interrelationships to health, fitness, disease, exercise, nutrition, strength, conditioning, injury, injury prevention and designing exercise programs for the athlete, general and special populations. Students will learn how to differentiate facts from fallacies as they relate to the human body, exercise and nutrition. This comprehensive course integrates classroom work with practical hands-on training/health and fitness instruction and communication skills. Successful completion of the course prepares students to earn NCCA nationally accredited certification from the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE), the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and/or the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

    This coursework builds a solid foundation for educational and career interests such as athletic training, physical education, exercise science, exercise physiologist, sport psychologist, strength coach, dietician/nutritionist and associated allied health and medical careers.

  • Students Will Learn:

    • Anatomy and physiology of human performance
    • Exercise mechanics  
    • Exercise program designed for strength, endurance and cardiorespiratory fitness
    • Weight management through exercise and nutrition
    • Concepts in nutrition supplements and anabolic steroids 
    • Clinical and fitness assessment (flexibility, blood pressure, resting heart rate) and body composition
    • Human anatomy – introduction  to the structure and function(s) of the muscular skeletal/nervous and cardiovascular systems 
    • Anatomical terminology
    • Nutrition
    • Functional anatomy
    • Medical terminology
    • Health and medical conditions 
    • Mechanisms of injury
    • Athletic, exercise and sports-related injuries
    • CPR-AED emergency and first aid procedures
    • Spinal mechanics
    • Flexibility and range of motion
    • Business and ethics of personal training
    • Mind-body exercise

    Career Opportunities

    Upon successful completion of this course and certification exam, students will be qualified to seek employment as a nationally accredited Certified Personal Trainer in the health and fitness industry. This profession allows for flexible schedules and for continued personal, professional and academic advancement.

    Typical job titles include Certified Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach. Workplaces include gyms, health clubs, fitness studios, in-home training, schools, assisted living facilities, cruise ships and country clubs.

  • Physical Trainer and Exercise Medicine 

    College Agreements

    Upon completion of this course, students receive college credits subject to the entrance requirements of each institution and any additional criteria that may have been established. Current college agreements include:

    • Monroe College
    Work Experience Opportunities
    Students who meet eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days/ internships, or paid Co-Op experiences at workplace sites.

  • Course Available: Grades 11–12
    Course Length: 2 years
    Placement: Regular
    Credits: Up to 4 CTE credits a year

    Earning High School Credits: Students completing this 2-year course may receive up to 8 CTE credits OR distributed credits using any or all of the following: 

    0.5 credit   Career and Financial Management
    1.0 credit   Science
    0.5 credit   Health
    1.0 credit   English Language Arts
    1.0 credit   Math
    This course is certified by New York State
    This course supports New York State

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