Personal Trainer

Degree & Certificate Requirements

When you enroll in classes at Mesa College, you are one step closer to earning your college degree or certificate, transferring to a four-year university, and entering the career field of your choosing. Explore our programs’ required courses and create an educational plan that guides you toward your academic goals.

The program is designed to be completed in one year. Some students taking additional course load or working full-time choose to take the program over two years. Currently, we offer half of the classes for the program in the fall and half of the classes for the program in the spring semester. You can join the program in the fall or spring semester.

There is no specific application for the personal trainer program. There are no prerequisies to join the program. No workout experience is necessary, we have students with a wide range of experience, fitness, and ability levels.

Our fall classes include: (2 units each)

  • EXSC 280 Applied Exercise Physiology
  • EXSC 281 Applied Kinesiology
  • EXSC 284 Fitness and Sports Nutrition
  • EXSC 283 Exercise and Fitness Assessment

Our spring classes include: (2 units each)

  • EXSC 285 Exercise for Special Populations
  • EXSC 282 Techniques of Weight Training
  • EXSC 286 Techniques of Exercise Leadership
  • EXSC 288 Fitness Specialist Internship Lecture (1 unit)

Our classes offered both semesters:

  • EXSC 270 Work Experience (1 unit)
  • EXSC 242B Care and Prevention of Injuries (3 units)

Most of our classes are offered Tuesday/Thursday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 PM.

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