Skip to main content
Browser not supported!
We recommend using a modern browser such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, or Mozilla Firefox.

Submitter's Information


Donna Greene


Associate Professor


Inland Empire/Desert


College of the Desert

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Zerryl Becker

CTE Dean's Email

Log in to view CTE Dean's Email.

Program Details

Program Title

Personal Training Certificate of Acheivement

Submission Type


TOPs Code

Fitness Trainer (083520)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description
The Personal Trainer Certificate program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for employment within the fitness industry. Students will gain an understanding of the physiology of exercise, fitness assessment procedures and methodologies, sports nutrition, treating activity-related injuries, and designing exercise programs. The program includes a hands-on experience with an exercise population. This certification also prepares students for industry standard personal trainer examinations, such as ACSM, NSCA, and NASM.
Enrollment Completer Projections
According to current student counts it is estimated that approximately 10 students will earn this certificate in Year 1, and 15 students in Year 2. We anticipate that the addition of this certificate will increase both the total number of students pursuing an associate degree in Kinesiology and/or certificate in Fitness Specialist. We project that enrollments in Kinesiology specific classes will continue to grow incrementally as students discover the clear value of this certificate to employers who are experiencing an increased demand for this type of professional preparation.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 8 to fewer than 16 semester (or 12 to fewer than 24 quarter) units (B)
Program Goal
The goal of the Personal Training Certificate of Achievement is to prepare students to enter the workforce as qualified providers of high quality personal training. Students earning this certificate will be eligible for personal and fitness trainer positions in private and public programs including fitness centers, resorts, country clubs, recreation districts, and wellness centers. Students will have met the education requirement to register for and take the Certified Personal Trainer exam from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) or related exam. The certificate is also designed to prepare students in the areas identified by the NASM Competencies.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative


Program Requirements
Required Core: 9 units Kine 007 Techniques of Exercise Leadership - 3 units Yr1. Fall/Spring Kine 095 Exercise Science 2 units Yr1. Fall/Spring Kine 095a Kinesiology Work Experience 4 units Yr1 Fall/Spring 3 courses from the following ( 3-4 units total) Select 3 of the following courses (3-4 units) KINE 039 Select 3 of the following courses (3-4 units) KINE 039 KINE 039 TRX & Kettlebell Training KINE 041 Core Conditioning KINE 046 Endurance Training KINE 047 Body Sculpt & Tone KINE 072 Pilates Mat Work KINE 094 Personal Fitness KINE 096 Weight Training KINE 098 Yoga KINE 099 Power Yoga

Supporting Documents

Upload Labor Market Information (LMI)

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

02/05/18 - 10:42 AM



Return to Drafts

Please list the reason(s) for returning "Personal Training Certificate of Acheivement". to Donna Greene's drafts. This message will be sent to

Comments, Documents, Voting


All Comments


Diann Thursby Super User   ·  03/15/18

Received regional recommendation at 2-26-18 IE/DRC Deans Meeting.