Minor in Personal Training

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Personal training is a growing field and a great career option for students from many fields of study across campus. Effective communication and business skills, coupled with knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and training theory are requirements for success in this lucrative industry. Students who complete the Personal Training Minor will acquire the necessary skills to pursue careers in corporate wellness, commercial fitness centers, private training settings, as adjuncts to many medical facilities, and even to start an independent business.

Curriculum & RequirementsSuggested Schedule

Curriculum & Requirements

Personal Training Minor

Notes: you must obtain a Personal Trainer Certification through an approved organization.

Grade Requirements: minimum grade ≥B- required for each course.

Required Courses
MKTG 310PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING4
PHED 334PERSONAL TRAINING3
PHED 350PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 360ADVANCED PERSONAL TRAINING3
Choose one of the following
PHED 333GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING2
or PHED 335 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROLAB
Choose one of the following
BUED 302BUSINESS COMMUNICATION4
or CMST 312 NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION
Professional Observation
PHED 388PERSONAL TRAINING PRACTICUM (variable credit course-must complete 2 credits)2
Total Credits21-22

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Careers in Personal Training

A minor in Personal Training will help you get ahead in a variety of settings.


Wellness Coaching

Small Group Training
& Fitness Classes

Corporate Fitness Opportunities