Students taking the Minor in Fitness Education have the option of sitting for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) or Group Fitness Instructor Certification (GFI) that is offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or American Council on Exercise (ACE). If student seeks to take an ACE or ACSM National Fitness Certification Exam, it is recommended they also take FTES 465 prior to the exam.
NOTE: This minor is not approved for Michigan elementary or secondary teaching certification.
Each class includes both the fitness component as well as skills instruction. The goals of the fitness & exercise courses are:
To aid individuals in the development of Christ like attitudes and conduct in recreational activities, and to promote learning ooportunities for cooperative teamwork.
To promote the development of physical fitness and physical skills that will continue throughout life and enhance the quality of one’s life.
To provide a variety of physical activities designed to meet the needs and desires of a diverse student population.