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Exercise Specialist Certificate

The Exercise Specialist program prepares students for work in entry-level positions as professional members of preventive health care teams. You can expect to find employment in a variety of health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, public and private recreation facilities, hospitals, and corporate fitness programs where a working knowledge of instruction and administrative duties is required with:

  • Phones and advertising
  • Supervising weight and cardio areas
  • Organizing adult and children’s programs
  • Assisting residents in a retirement or Alzheimer’s setting
  • Working as a personal trainer with clients
  • Assisting with swim classes and conducting exercise classes
  • Participating in open gym activities and sports organization
  • Conducting fitness testing and instructing clients in appropriate sport and fitness activities
  • Sales, club business operations and member retention efforts

Exercise Specialists have a background in basic anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and programming, training in interpersonal skills, customer relations, behavior modifications, and fitness promotion.

Exercise Specialist Career Pathway Roadmap
Contact information:

HPER Coordinator:
Rhonda Misner
Phone: 541-956-7206