Group Fitness Leader, Career Pathway certificate
- Do you want to promote the health and wellness of others?
- Are you ready to advance your career and develop your leadership and management skills?
- Are you experienced in a field working with diverse populations or as a fitness professional, and want to enhance your skills and abilities?
- Opportunities await!
As a group fitness leader, you will be part of the preventive health care team working in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, hospitals, and/or corporate fitness centers. The EXS Group Fitness Leader Certificate may be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or in addition to the AAS degree.
In this Career Pathways certificate, you will be prepared to meet qualifications for employment as an entry-level group fitness leader and will apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science program when working with healthy populations in a group setting. Minimum of 31 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. All courses are contained in the Exercise Science AAS Degree.
|Award||Length||Financial aid eligible||Currently accepting students?|
|Career Pathway Certificate: Group Fitness Leader||Less than 1 year||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
Learn more about Exercise Science and all 5 awards available »
The average full-time wage is $30,000-$50,000 per year, with typical entry-level wages of $25-$45 per hour.
Finish your degree
The Group Fitness Leader Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional certificates and degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.
Is it for me?
- Who: High school graduates (and high school equivalency). Completion of IRW 115 or (WR 115 and RD 115) and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. If you do not meet all the placement recommendations, contact us for other options.
- Where: PCC Sylvania Campus
- When: Three terms
Use the cost calculator to see the estimated costs. For more detailed cost sheets contact 971-722-4210.
Course listing for the 2021-2022 catalog year.
|FT 100||Emergency Response for Fitness Professionals||1|
|FT 101||Exploring Exercise Science Careers||3|
|FT 110||Injury Prevention & Management||2|
|FT 131||Structure & Function of the Human Body||4|
|FT 180||Exercise Science Internship Preparation||1|
|FT 280||Exercise Science Internship I||4|
|or FT 280C||Exercise Science Professional Project II|
|FT 280T||Physical Activity Teaching Experience||1|
|or FT 280P||Exercise Science Professional Project I|
& PE 295
|Health and Fitness for Life|
and Health and Fitness for Life Lab
|HUS 102||Mental Health First Aid: Adult||1|
|or HUS 106||Mental Health First Aid: Youth|
|or HUS 107||Mental Health First Aid: Older Adult|
|PE 181A||Beginning Weight Training||1|
|or PE 181B||Intermediate Weight Training|
|or PE 181C||Advanced Weight Training|
|PE 281||Professional Activities: Weight Training||2|
|PE 282A||Professional Activities: Group Fitness||2|
|PE 287||Professional Activities: Aquatics||2|
|Choose 1 of the following Professional Activities courses|
|PE 283||Professional Activities: Mind-Body Disciplines||2|
|or PE 288||Professional Activities: Team Sports Training|
|Group Fitness Leader Electives||2|
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Limited entry awards have an additional application process. Learn about the prerequisite requirements for the Exercise Science program.