The Fitness Trainer Technician program at Lake Region State College includes both theory and practical application and is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and training required to work as a personal trainer. The program is available online to maximize access and flexibility for students. It also offers marketable skills for employment opportunities and foundation courses and general education coursework for transfer into a baccalaureate degree.
Lake Region State College’s Fitness Training Technician (FiTT) Program is accredited under the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The program is designed to meet the following objectives:
- Promote recreational fitness and health activities in the community.
- Assess fitness levels through evaluating, recommending, and monitoring client exercise programs.
- Ability to instruct clients in a variety of activities.
- Provide leadership by example, establish program direction and maintain professional ethics.
- Stay on the leading edge of current nutrition and physical fitness research.
- Be skilled in assisting clients.
- Incorporate nutrition education effectively into physical fitness plans.
|Anatomy and Physiology I
|Anatomy and Physiology II
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking
|CSCI 101 (elective)
|Introduction to Computers
|College Composition I
|Techniques of Fitness Assessment
|Fitness Trainer Internship
|Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
|Introduction to Exercise Science
|Prevention and Care of Injuries
|Personal Training Preparation
|Principles of Nutrition
|Nutrition Promotion Strategies
|Nutrition for the Fitness Specialist I
|Nutrition for the Fitness Specialist II
|Introduction to Psychology
|Introduction to Sociology
|TOTAL AAS CREDITS
Students in the Fitness Trainer Technician program have the best of both worlds. With faculty in the profession, students enjoy a program that blends both classroom theory and real-world experience. The last semester of the program is spent in the community putting their knowledge to work. Students also learn how to create business and marketing plans should they decide to start his/her own business in the fitness industry.
The Fitness Trainer Technician lab is equipped with top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment. Students who complete the Fitness Trainer Technician program enter the workforce or transfer to a university to continue studies in fields of athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, physical therapy, or other related fields.
"It's my life. It's my passion." -- Tammy Riggin, Director, Fitness Trainer Technician Program
Tammy Riggin, Associate Professor
Director, Fitness Trainer Technician Program