Skagit Valley College

Health & Fitness Technician

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Fitness professionals and personal trainers are in high demand. If you'd like to help other improve their nutrition, fitness levels, and overall health, join the Health & Fitness Technician program today!

  • Program Options

    The Health & Fitness program prepares students for entry-level work in the expanding health and fitness industry. This is a one-year certificate program which can also be taken on a part-time basis. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology, principles of strength training, principles of cardiovascular training, fitness testing, kinesiology, group exercise instruction, injury prevention, nutrition, and others.

  • Certificate Options

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Health and Fitness Technician program will be able to:

    • Obtain an entry-level position in a health-fitness related workplace.
    • Prepare to pass a nationally accredited Personal Trainer certifi­cation exam.
    • Prepare to pass a nationally accredited Group Fitness Instructor certification exam.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in developing and leading group exer­cise programs.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in developing and instructing safe and effective personal training programs to improve stability, mobil­ity, and function.
    • Use appropriate strategies to motivate clients to adopt healthier behaviors.
    • Demonstrate proficiency at basic fitness assessment and program design.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and technical and information literacy skills.
  • Costs, Financing & Success

    Certificate Program Costs

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Beth Frazier
Department Chair
Roberts Hall, Room 15 (T-15)

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