Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Foundations of Personal Training

 Title Abbreviation:   FOUNDATIONS OF PT

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to the concepts and basic knowledge required for jobs in the fitness industry. Focuses on terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, and fitness training principles.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Implement use of appropriate terminology related to fitness training.
  2. Describe basic structure and function of organ systems.
  3. Explain fitness principles.
  4. Explain basic training progressions for cardiorespiratory and resistance training.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Think analytically, logically, creatively, and reflectively.

Course Contents

  1. Terminology related to fitness training.
  2. Basic structure and function of organ systems.
  3. Fitness principles.
  4. Blueprint for personal training progressions.