Program description:

The Associate Degree in Personal Training is a program that provides professional formation to future trainers, sports leaders working in sports leagues or community organizations, or parents of athletes. The program facilitates the development of candidate’s competencies towards an effective role, ethical behavior and an understanding of the need for equity and inclusion in the field of physical training. The learning experience is supported by the acquisition of a theoretical (science) and practical (physical activity) framework of the required content, so that the candidate will become competent as a trainer, based on an ethical and behavioral code. The code is based on the social responsibility of protecting the safety and well-being of persons participating in different personal and training programs, as well as the defense of each participant’s rights. The program is guided by the regulations for trainer studies of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE).