SLCC General Catalog

Fitness Technician AAS

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
64 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Fitness Technician Program is designed to train students to meet the growing demand in the fitness profession for personal trainers. Core courses include curriculum in nutrition, kinesiology, exercise physiology, client motivation, fitness assessment, program design and principles of weight training, flexibility, and cardio fitness. An internship of 120 hours is required to complete the degree.

Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to sit for a certification from various national certifying organizations including (but not limited to):

Career Opportunities

There is a need for well-trained Personal Trainers/Fitness Consultants.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Program is not meant to transfer/articulate as it is meant to lead directly into a fitness career. Some classes do transfer to four year institutions, check with the advisors for transfer information.

Program/Course Fees

HLTH 1200 requires a $50 course fee

Estimated Cost for Students

Beyond SLCC tuition and fees, total textbook cost is approximately $1,200

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters

 

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FIN 1380

Financial Math (QS)

3

A

MATH 0990 or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

Any approved QS course

 

 

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MKTG 1010

Customer Service

3

A

OR

 

 

 

MKTG 1960

Prof in Business

3

A

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

FHS 2640

Home School Family Comm

3

F, Sp

Distribution Areas: (3 Credits)

Choose an additional course (three credits) from one of the following distribution areas:

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)*

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)*

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

*NOTE: BIOL 1090, HLTH 1050, HLTH 1500 cannot be used for General Education Distribution credit.

 

Required Courses: (42 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

*BIOL 1090

Human Biology

3

A

 

HLAC 1062

Flexibility for Fitness

1

A

 

HLAC 2105

Prin Cardiorespiratory Train

1

A

 

HLAC 2110

Prin Weight Training

1

A

 

HLTH 1020

Foundations Nutrition

3

A

 

HLTH 1200

First Aid/Safety

3

A

 

*HLTH 1500

Lifetime Wellness & Fit

3

A

 

HLTH 2021

Nutrition for Fit & Sport

3

A

HLTH 1020

HLTH 2100

Fit Motivation & Beh Resp

3

A

 

HLTH 2200

Kinesiology

3

A

BIOL 1090

HLTH 2250

Exercise Physiology

3

A

BIOL 1090

HLTH 2400

Exercise Special Populatns

3

F, Sp

HLTH 2250

HLTH 2425

Eval & Assess of Fitness

3

A

HLTH 2200

HLTH 2430

Design Fitness Trn Industry

3

F, Sp

HLTH 2425

HLTH 2435

Personal Fit Trn Industry

3

F, Sp

 

HLTH 2450

Personal Trainer Internship

3

F, Sp

Instructor approval

 

Complete One Health Elective Course: (3 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

*HLTH 1050

Life, Society, and Drugs

3

A

 

HLTH 1255

Mind/Body Connection

3

F, Sp

 

HLTH 1325

Intro Group Fit Instructor

3

A

 

HLTH 1350

Intro Yoga Instructor Train

3

A

HLAC 1057, 1058 or Personal Practice

 

Elective Courses: (Select 6 Credits From The Following)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

HLAC 1000

Cardio Fitness

1

A

 

HLAC 1013

Body Strength & Tone

1

A

 

HLAC 1014

CrossFit

1

A

 

HLAC 1015

Spinning

1

A

 

HLAC 1020

Step

1

A

 

HLAC 1025

Interval Training

1

A

 

HLAC 1030

Kickboxing

1

A

 

HLAC 1035

Zumba

1

A

 

HLAC 1051

TRX

1

A

 

HLAC 1052

Boot Camp

1

A

 

HLAC 1055

Pilates I

1

A

 

HLAC 1057

Yoga I

1

A

 

HLAC 1096

Fitness for Life

1

A

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

First Semester

Credits

Second Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

COMM 1010

3

BIOL 1090

3

HLAC Choice

1

HLTH 1020

3

HLAC 1062

1

HLTH 1200

3

HLTH ELEC

3

HLAC 2105 

1

HLTH 2021

3

HLAC 2110

1

HLTH 2100

3

HLAC Choice

1

HLTH 2200

3

HLAC Choice

1

 

 

Total

16

Total

17

2nd Year Schedule

Third Semester

Credits

Fourth Semester

Credits

FIN 1380

3

MKTG 1960

3

HLTH 1500

3

Distribution

3

HLTH 2250

HLAC Choice

1

HLTH 2425

3

HLTH 2400

3

HLTH 2435

3

HLTH  2430

3

HLAC Choice

1

HLTH 2450

3

HLAC Choice

1

 

 

Total

17

Total

16

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, as they relate to movement and exercise.

1, 3

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of strength, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory training principles.

1

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of and the skills to evaluate and assess health and fitness levels in potential clients, using current industry markers.

1, 2, 4

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skill of behavior modification and motivational interview techniques when working with fitness clients.

1, 2, 4

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the fitness industry business practices, certifications, ethics, laws, scope of practice and professionalism.

1, 2, 5

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to design and implement a fitness program specific to client goals, age, gender, fitness levels, and physical limitations

1, 2, 4

  • Students will certify with a nationally recognized certifying body preparing them for work in the fitness industry

1, 5

Department Contact Info

Health and Lifetime Activities Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Lifetime Activities Center (LAC) 201

Program Information
801-957-5055

General Information
801-957-4073

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Bldng (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Lifetime Activities Center (LAC) 221
801-957-5013

Program Faculty

Professor
Gustavo Ibarra

Associate Professors
Dollie Richards
Jean Widdison

Assistant Professors
Maryln Harmer
Julie Morgan
Paul Roberts
Julia Erbacher
Chad Harbaugh
L. Nate Thomas