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Yoga Teacher, Career Pathway certificate

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  • Do you want to teach hatha yoga?
  • Are you a fitness or wellness professional and want to incorporate yoga practices into your professional work?

As a yoga teacher, you will be able to teach hatha yoga in a variety of settings, including fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, and/or corporate fitness centers. At just 12 credits, the PCC Yoga Teacher Certificate is designed to be completed in as little as two terms, but may be spread out longer. This Career Pathway certificate may be obtained as a stand-alone certificate or in addition to the AAS Exercise Science degree.

RYS Yoga Alliance logoThe Yoga Teacher Certificate is also recognized by Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour Registered Yoga School. Upon satisfactory completion of the certificate, graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher, an internationally recognized credential.

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As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Yoga TeacherLess than 1 yearLimited entry, see how
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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

FT 100Emergency Response for Fitness Professionals1
FT 120Foundations of Yoga Instruction3
FT 121Advanced Yoga Instruction3
FT 280YYoga Teacher Practicum1
or FT 280P Exercise Science Professional Project I
HUS 102Mental Health First Aid: Adult1
or HUS 106 Mental Health First Aid: Youth
or HUS 107 Mental Health First Aid: Older Adult
PE 283Professional Activities: Mind-Body Disciplines2
PE 182KYoga I1
or PE 182L Yoga II
or PE 182J Gentle Yoga
or PE 182I Power Yoga
Total Credits12

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