Occupational Endorsement Certificate, Fitness Leadership (OEC-FL)
The Fitness Leadership Occupational Endorsement Certificate provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a career in the ever-changing fitness industry. An array of career possibilities is available to individuals who successfully complete this program in group fitness instruction or personal training.
This comprehensive program provides students with 90 hours of leadership training in exercise theory and practice and 60 hours of training in their chosen fitness specialty or emphasis area: Group Fitness Leader or Personal Trainer. All classes combine current fitness research and training techniques with practical, hands-on teaching experience. This program follows the guidelines established by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
The Fitness Leadership Occupational Endorsement Certificate is designed to provide quality education and training to individuals interested in working in the fitness industry. Of the required 10 credits, 7 include lecture courses and 3 are laboratory sessions. The labs are enhanced by practicum experiences that reinforce skills, knowledge, and leadership qualities. Students receive training in basic applied kinesiology and exercise physiology, nutrition and healthy weight loss, injury prevention, fitness assessment, legal considerations, special populations, health screening, leadership and motivation.