Healthy Older Adult Fitness, Career Pathway certificate
- Do you want to promote the health and wellness of older adults?
- Are you experienced in a field working with older adults or as a fitness professional, and want to enhance your skills and abilities?
- Do you want to be part of the movement preventing injury and illness in the aging population?
As an older adult 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 Healthy Older Adult Fitness 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 activity or fitness leader working with healthy older adult populations and apply knowledge and skills gained in the Exercise Science and Gerontology programs when working with and for elders in the community. The Exercise Science program partners with the Gerontology program. In addition to this certificate, co-certificates and/or co-degrees between Exercise Science and Gerontology can be earned. Minimum of 30 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: Healthy Older Adult Fitness||Less than 1 year||Limited entry, see how|
to get into this program
Learn more about Exercise Science and all 5 awards available »
Course listing for the 2020-2021 catalog year.
|FT 100||Emergency Response for Fitness Professionals||1|
|FT 110||Injury Prevention & Management||2|
|FT 131||Structure & Function of the Human Body||4|
|FT 180||Exercise Science Internship Preparation||1|
|FT 202||Fitness and Aging||3|
|FT 280||Exercise Science Internship I||4|
|GRN 165||Basic Activity Director Training||2|
& 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 282B||Professional Activities: Older Adult Fitness||2|
|SOC 223||Sociology of Aging||4|
|or SOC 231||Sociology of Health & Aging|
The average full-time wage is $30,000 to $50,000 per year, with typical entry-level rates at $15 to $25 per hour.
Finish your degree
The Healthy Older Adult Fitness 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.
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Limited entry awards have an additional application process. Learn about the prerequisite requirements for the Exercise Science program.