Jul 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fitness and Lifestyle Specialist, 1-yr Certificate

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This is the parent program for the Group Exercise Instructor, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 45-47

Estimated Program Length: One year

Offered by the Health and Physical Education  Division, 541.463.5545

Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Wendy Simmons, 541.463.5551

Dean Grant Matthews

Purpose The Fitness Specialist Certificate is to prepare students for various careers in the fitness industry, including personal training, group exercise instruction, coaching, wellness coaching.

Learning Outcomes The graduate will:

  • Administer various basic fitness assessments including the measurement of cardiovascular endurance, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance in gym or health club settings.
  • Apply and interpret basic algebraic formulas to fitness assessment data and exercise programming.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills in the areas of leadership, motivation, and communication.
  • Design and demonstrate safe and effective exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and groups within current fitness industry standards and best practices.
  • Respond to the needs of a diverse clientele and demonstrate inclusive practices.
  • Understand and apply basic behavior modification strategies to enhance exercise and health behavior change with clients.
  • Understand and apply basic exercise principles related to applied kinesiology, physiology, injury prevention, conditioning, resistance training, and functional training.
  • Understand and apply nationally recognized standards for fitness and overall health and describe the benefits and precautions associated with exercise.
  • Understand their scope of practice and role within the health and fitness field and the allied health care system and practice appropriate and ethical professional conduct.

Admission Information Please consult lanecc.edu/healthpe/fitness-specialist-information

Advising Contact FLSProgram@lanecc.edu

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Total Annual Openings

Oregon: 177
Lane County: 23

Average Hourly

Oregon: $19.23
Lane County: $19.11

Average Annual

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

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $390
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $5,688
  Total Estimated Cost $6,078

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

Program Notes

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

All FLS courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP not accepted. All other CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.


ELECTIVES must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

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