Dec 01, 2020  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Group Exercise Instructor, CPC

Length: Two terms, 18 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $1,795

  • Books - $250
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $1,545

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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:

  • 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.

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.