Mission Statement

The mission of the Fitness Specialist Studies certificate program is to prepare graduates with entry level skills and flexibility to compete successfully in a dynamic employment market wherever nutrition and fitness are emphasized.

The Fitness Specialist certificate prepares students for immediate employment in the fitness industry in such settings as health clubs, gyms, YMCAs, and corporate wellness programs. Graduates may also consider such self-employment careers as personal trainer, or sales and marketing of health and nutrition programs and fitness equipment. Upon completion of the certificate program, students may take national exams for certification from a variety of fitness associations.


Admission Requirements

BIO* 105 is a prerequisite to BIO* 211, which is a prerequisite to BIO* 212 and EXS* 225. Students must present current First Aid CPR certification that has a practical skill examination component (such as the American Heart Association or American Red Cross) and a physical examination before beginning NTR* 210. Students should consult with the coordinator of the Dietetic Technology program for advice about course selection and information about additional costs, including liability insurance for NTR* 210.


Todd Degree
Program Coordinator
(203) 285-2446



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