Personal Training Specialization
Many applied exercise science and wellness graduates who enter the work force in the traditional commercial, agency, and corporate fitness areas are finding opportunities to work with clients interested in personal one-on-one training. Exercise science professionals who have the technical skills and entrepreneurial interest and want to work be their own boss are starting their own personal training businesses. Trends in the fitness industry support personal training ranging from general fitness to elite athlete work.
The personal training specialization builds on the strong science based undergraduate applied exercise science program. The specialization is an interdisciplinary program including courses from the management, sport management, and physical education programs.
- AEXS 480 Concepts of Personal Training (3sh)
- CISC 115 Microcomputer Applications (3sh)
- HPER 478 Budgeting for Sport and Recreation (3sh)
- HPER 479 Personnel and Human Resource Management (3sh)
- MGTE 150 Introduction to Business (3sh)
- SMRT 304 Marketing Issues in Sport and Recreation (3sh)
Students who choose this specialization will be encouraged to complete their final internship (minimum of 450 hours) in a setting that supports use of their exercise and fitness skills, as well as exposure to the business side of personal training.
Take it From Them
- Internship Sponsor: Judi LaBranche ‘92, G‘94, former executive director, Scantic Valley YMCA Read more quotes here.
Exercise Science Programs Earn National AccreditationThe Springfield College master’s degree program in clinical exercise physiology has become the first in Massachusetts to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), and the bachelor’s degree program in applied exercise science has become the second in the state to receive the honor. Read more.
The athletic training room provides student-athletes access to athletic health care at the highest level.