Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Leadership and Implementation


 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    108

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Focuses on scope of practice, principles of motivation and adherence, communication and teaching techniques, and basics of behavioral change and health psychology.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

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. Explain strategies to help clients maintain their motivation and the personal trainer's role in building adherence.
  2. Develop properly worded and structured goals.
  3. Explain the stages of the client-trainer relationship.
  4. Understand how to incorporate effective communication and teaching techniques into interactions with clients.
  5. Describe the stages of change and principles of behavior change.
  6. Explain scope of practice for personal trainers.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2018 and affects outlines for 2019 and later.


Definition: Interact with humans and the environment informed by an understanding of equity.

Course Contents

  1. Motivational strategies to promote exercise adherence.
  2. Goal setting.
  3. Effective communication and teaching techniques.
  4. Behavior change.
  5. Scope of practice.