Swedish’s Personal Training Certificate program provides students with a comprehensive education in exercise physiology, human anatomy and physiology, advanced training and performance techniques. With an intensive curriculum of classroom study, students practice and master skills in Swedish’s functional training facility. Graduates of the program receive a certificate the New York State Board of Regents authorizes. Upon completion, graduates can then go on to pursue their degree in Swedish’s Advanced Personal Training degree program or seek entry-level work. The certificate program is offered morning and evening.
What to Expect in the Program
The Personal Training Certificate program is a 37-credit course that is available in a 3-semester (12 month) course sequence. The coursework included in this program meets the standards for the knowledge, skills, and abilities the American Council on Exercise (ACE) sets forth. Students enrolled in this program will gain extensive knowledge in areas such as bioscience and personal training techniques, allowing them to participate in an internship at outside facilities.
Completion of the Personal Training Certificate program will provide the graduate with all of the education and skills needed to qualify for entry-level positions in the practice of personal training and in a variety of healthcare and wellness settings. Students will learn how to practice their trade within the legal, ethical, and professional standards. They will also learn how to assess clients holistically and develop appropriate evidence-based, client-centered training plans while working collaboratively and communicating effectively with other healthcare workers, athletic trainers, colleagues, clients and their families.