Oct 28, 2021
PROGRAM CODE: 22486
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Prof. Christine Fey
The curriculum presented here applies to students who started the major in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. If you enrolled as a matriculant prior to that, please see the College Catalog for the year you started the major as a matriculant for the curriculum requirements that apply to you.
Consultation with the Program Advisor is required.
Upon successful completion of the Exercise Science/Personal Training degree program requirements, graduates will:
- prepare successfully for transfer to a baccalaureate level program in exercise science or a related field
- prepare for entry into the personal training job market, or for the establishment of a personal training business
- prepare successfully for the certification examinations of prestigious, nationally recognized fitness organizations
- exhibit an understanding of the principles of the biological aspects of life as they relate to movement and exercise
- communicate effectively and use technology to exchange information necessary for working in a personal training setting
- conduct an evaluation consisting of a health appraisal, physical screening and fitness assessment
- interpret results to determine client’s risk factors, need for medical clearance, and base level of fitness
- design safe, effective exercise programs based upon a client’s evaluation that meet the needs and goals of the client
- instruct and correct individuals on the performance of exercises, with emphasis on safe, biomechanically correct form
- maintain a safe environment while conducting personal training activities, and provide first aid or CPR as needed
- identify signs and symptoms that call for termination of an exercise session, or the suspension of an exercise program
- motivate clients to maintain adherence to an exercise program and to live a healthy lifestyle
- demonstrate rapport with peers and demonstrate compliance with standards for professional ethics and competency
- promote physical, emotional and psychological benefits of a wellness-oriented lifestyle
Successful completion of CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and ACCUPLACER CUNY Assessment Test in Math with passing examination
scores, unless otherwise exempt, or developmental courses may be required.
Civic Engagement Experiences:
Two (2) Civic Engagement experiences satisfied by Civic Engagement Certified or Civic Engagement Component courses or approved outside
Writing Intensive Requirement:
One (1) Writing Intensive course in any discipline is required. Participation in a Learning Community that includes ENG 1200 or ENG 2400 also satisfies this requirement.
Required Core (4 Courses, 13 Credits):
When Required Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
* This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Flexible Core (6 Courses, 19 Credits):
When Flexible Core Courses are specified for a category, they are required for the major
One course from each Group A to D (Group E is satisfied by the course shown.)
No more than two courses can be selected from the same discipline
A. World Cultures and Global Issues Designated Course
B. U.S. Experience in its Diversity Designated Course
C. Creative Expression Designated Course
D. Individual and Society Designated Course
E. Scientific World Designated Courses
This program has a waiver to require particular courses in the Common Core, otherwise more than the minimum credits for the degree may be necessary.
Major Requirements (8 Courses, 27 Credits):
Select five (5) courses from among the following three (3) groups, with no more than two (2) courses from any group:
1 credit sufficient to meet required total of 60 credits. Recommended: A Student Development course or Integrative Seminar course as part of a Learning Community