Fitness Technology - Program Overview
Our program prepares you for job entry as a fitness technologist/specialist, personal trainer or group fitness instructor. The program is designed to correlate classroom and laboratory experience with practical experience in fitness facilities in the community. Graduates are eligible to take a national personal trainer certifying examination given by various organizations, including: the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council on exercise (ACE), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Depending upon coursework taken, students may also be eligible for additional health and fitness certifications. For expanded education and training in older adults, students can complete the Career Pathways Certificate in Healthy Older Adult Fitness (HOAF) and/or co-enroll in the gerontology program. Students can also transfer to a four year program after completing the AAS in Fitness Technology, taking advantage of the articulation agreement with Portland State University.
Fitness Technology Program Costs
For the costs of tuition and fees, see the college cost calculator. Not included in the calculator is the cost of books. Add approximately $1200 for books for the AAS degree program, $750 for books for the one year certificate, and $500 for books for the HOAF certificate.