The Fitness, Nutrition, and Health Certificate/Major at Santa Rosa Junior College is designed to provide an in-depth study and practical application of principles of nutrition, weight management, behavior modification, fitness testing, physical fitness training, exercise leadership and program design.
This certificate/major is for students seeking entry-level careers and/or additional training in the fitness and health industry. Possible career opportunities may include personal trainer, group exercise instructor, health or wellness coach, weight management consultant, aerobic dance instructor, and fitness instructor.
This program also prepares students to sit for nationally recognized certification exams such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
This certificate/major is unique in its design because in addition to learning principles of exercise science, it also encompasses comprehensive topics in the area of health, nutrition, and behavior change vital for fitness trainers to address broader client goals and to meet the need of a growing trend toward wellness type coaching. This certificate/major also has a strong emphasis on practical hands-on experience and teaching techniques.