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2004-2005
Fitness Trainer
(formerly Health Fitness Technician)
Certificate
Curriculum code 1279
General Information                   Public Service Web Site


Required Courses
(30 credit hours)
The following suggested schedule is based on full-time enrollment. Students may also complete the program through part-time enrollment.

For information about prerequisites and corequisites, please see the course descriptions that are linked from each course.

Suggested Full-Time Schedule
First Semester

12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

REC-101

3 Recreation and Wellness Professions  
PEH-160 3 Fundamentals of Human Movement  
PEH-161 4 Fitness Methodology  
PEH-175 2 Teaching Group Fitness   
Total: 12

Second Semester
12 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

REC-201

3 Applied Leadership Essentials  
PEH-162 3 Fitness Testing and Promotion   
PEH-172 3 Nutrition for Today   

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3 Elective: Select three hours of electives from electives list.  
Total: 12

Third Semester
6 Credit Hours

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes
PEH-163 3 Fitness Programming   
PEH-170 3 First Aid  
Total: 6

Electives
Select a minimum of three hours from the following:

Course

Credit Hours

Title

Notes

BIO-115

5 Anatomy and Physiology  
REC-102 3 Older Adult Recreation and Wellness  
IMS-115 3 Introduction to PC Applications  
PEH-120 1 Introduction to Body/Mind Fitness  
PEH-107 1 Slimnastics  
PEH-141 1 Aerobics I-Low Impact  
PEH-142 1 Aerobics II-Weight Control  
PEH-143 1 Aerobics III-Life Fitness  
PEH-144 1 Aerobics IV-Cardiovascular Conditioning  
PEH-171 3 A Healthy Lifestyle and You  

Graduation Requirements
Successful completion of all course requirements and the minimum number of credit hours for the specific certificate; minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 in the courses required for the certificate; at least 50 percent of the certificate hours must be completed at Moraine Valley; COL-101 requirement; submission of graduation petition to the Records Office by published deadlines. (See college catalog for details.)

Contact
ACSM
American College of Sports Medicine
Phone: 1-317-637-9200
www.acsm.org
ACSM Certification Resource Center (CRC)
Phone: 1-800-486-5643

ACE
American Council on Exercise
Phone: 1-800-825-3636
www.acefitness.com

AFAA
Aerobic and Fitness Association of America
Phone: 1-800-446-2322
www.afaa.com

For More Information

Admissions Office
(708) 974-5355
admissions@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu

Academic Advising Center
(708) 974-5721
advising@morainevalley.edu
www.morainevalley.edu/academicadvising

Department Chairperson
Susan Phelan
Office: A240
(708) 974-5743
phelan@morainevalley.edu

Program Coordinator
Bill Barz
Office: G215
(708) 974-5473
barz@morainevalley.edu
  

Information and requirements may change without notice.

 
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