Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Fitness and Lifestyle Specialist: Group Exercise Instructor, CPC

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Length: 18 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $3,594

  • Resident Tuition: $2,385*
  • Technology Fee: $234
  • General Student Fees: $271**
  • Online Course Fee: $60 (if applicable)
  • Books: $599 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.) 
  • Other Costs / Expenses: $45*** (Equipment)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare students to become instructors in group fitness activities, such as aerobics, step, cycling, circuit, yoga, muscle conditioning, interval and other group exercise modalities. The curriculum and Interdisciplinary Practicum experiences serve as an entry point into the career of instructing group exercise. National certification and further training in specific styles of group exercise is often required.

Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of leadership, exercise motivation, and communication (written, verbal, and non-verbal)
PLO 2 - Design, evaluate, and instruct safe and effective group exercise classes utilizing a variety of exercise modalities
PLO 3 - Understand the role of proper nutrition and training techniques as they relate to physical fitness and weight management
PLO 4 - Apply nationally recognized standards for group exercise instruction. Work within their scope of practice and role in the fitness field while practicing appropriate and ethical professional conduct
PLO 5 - Respond to the needs of a diverse clientele and demonstrate inclusive practices; appropriately modify and adapt group classes
PLO 6 - Communicate to participants the benefits, risks, and precautions involved with participation in group exercise
PLO 7 - Apply basic exercise principles related to kinesiology, physiology, conditioning, resistance and functional training to ensure a safe and productive exercise experience

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

FLS and PE 280F must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. HE courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


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