Jan 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Group Exercise Instructor, CPC


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This program is fully contained in the Fitness and Lifestyle Specialist, 1-yr Certificate  

Total Program Credits: 21

Estimated Program Length: Two terms

Offered by the Health and Physical Education  Department, 541.463.5545

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements    

Program Coordinator Wendy Simmons, 541.463.5551

Dean Grant Matthews

Purpose 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.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this certificate, students will:

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of leadership, exercise motivation, and communication (written, verbal, and non-verbal).
  • Design, evaluate, and instruct safe and effective group exercise classes utilizing a variety of exercise modalities.
  • Understand the role of proper nutrition and training techniques as they relate to physical fitness and weight management.
  • Apply nationally recognized standards for group exercise instruction.
  • Appropriately modify and adapt group classes to meet the needs of a variety of participants.
  • Communicate to participants the benefits, risks, and precautions involved with participation in group exercise.
  • Identify and communicate the unique benefits of group exercise in the health and fitness industry.
  • Identify and implement risk management strategies and safety precautions to ensure a safe and productive exercise experience for all participants.

Advising Contact FLSProgram@lanecc.edu 

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Total Annual Openings

Oregon: 177
Lane: 23

Average Hourly

Oregon: $19.23
Lane: $19.11

Average Annual

Oregon: $40,000
Lane: $39,737

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $250
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $1,545
  Total Estimated Cost $1,795

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

Program Core Courses


CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. HE 161 may be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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