American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
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.
Student Learning Outcomes
Domain I: Health and Fitness Assessment
1.1: Conduct assessments of cardiovascular, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, anthropometrics and body composition.
1.2: Implement assessment protocols and determine participant’s readiness to take part in a fitness assessment.
Domain II: Exercise Prescription and Implementation
2.1: Determine safe and effective exercise programs for healthy populations.
Domain III: Exercise Counseling and Behavioral Strategies
3.3: Provide support within the scope of practice of a Health Fitness Specialist and refer to other health professionals as indicated.