Certificate: Exercise Science
Classes begin Spring 2014
Future classes begin Fall & Winter Sessions Annually
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of health and fitness workers will increase by 27% through 2014. Since people are spending more time and money on fitness, businesses are recognizing the benefits of health and fitness programs and other services such as wellness programs for their employees.
Cal U will prepare you for a rewarding career in this high-demand field with a Certificate in exercise science. This online certificate program is designed for those with a graduate degree in a related field, such as exercise science, psychology, physical education, nursing, teaching or athletic training.
We work closely with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to develop outstanding course content. NASM focuses on the development, refinement and implementation of superior educational programs for fitness, performance and sports medicine professionals.
Five distinct certificates are available:
- Sport performance enhancement and injury prevention
- Wellness and fitness
- Rehabilitation science
- Sport psychology
- Wellness coaching
These certificates involve specific coursework preparing you for one of three NASM certification examinations:
- Wellness and Fitness - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
- Sport Performance Enhancement - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- Rehabilitation Science - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
The Wellness Coaching concentration involves specific coursework preparing you for the Certified Wellcoach designation.