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Personal Fitness Trainer

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The PFT Associate of Applied Science curriculum is a sixty-three hour degree program that is designed to integrate the educational and practical training skills needed to be an exercise professional as well as cater to the individual who may have plans to continue his/her education at a four-year institution. Please contact 223-6040 or visit for more information.

NOTE: Student must hold current adult CPR and AED certification in order to be awarded PFT Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Program changes may not be reflected in the current ACC Catalog publication. Please access the most up-to-date information on the program's web page at or by contacting the Health Sciences Admissions Office at Eastview Campus, Room 8356.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  BIOL 2101 Human Anatomy Lab 1
  BIOL 2304 Human Anatomy Lecture 3
    FITT 1401 Fitness and Exercise Testing 4
    KINE 1201 Directed Physical Fitness Concepts 2
  Semester II
  BIOL 2305 Human Physiology Lecture 3
  BIOL 2102 Human Physiology Lab 1
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
  FITT 2313 Exercise Science 3
    Mathematics1 3
  Semester III
    FITT 2301 Lifestyle Change for Wellness 3
    FITT 2333 Fitness Industry Operations and Technology 3
    KINE 1306 First Aid OR 3
    KINE 2356 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  BIOL 1323 Human Nutrition OR 3
    BIOL 1322 Contemporary Issues in Nutrition
  Semester IV
    COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
  FITT 1343 Performance Enhancement for Athletics 3
  FITT 2409 Theory of Exercise Program Design and Instruction 4
    FITT 2331 Group Exercise Instruction 3
  Semester V
  +#  FITT 2264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Health and Physical Education, General 2

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.
  2Students must take KINE 1108, KINE 1145, and two additional KINE activity courses.