Personal Training study at Swedish Institute includes a two-semester Personal Training certificate program that can be completed full-time in eight months and an Advanced Personal Training Associate in Occupational Studies degree program that can be completed full-time in 16 months.
The Personal Training certificate program gives students the basic knowledge and skills they need to enter the field of fitness training including a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and the biomechanics of exercise. Students learn to assess the physical condition of a client, design a training program and evaluate progress. They practice skills in the college’s own functional training facility as well as at internship experiences.
The Advanced Personal Training degree program provides advanced study in exercise testing, resistance training and performance enhancement techniques and adds coursework in marketing and managing a personal training business. Course units in health psychology, stress reduction, nutrition and wellness practices broaden the student’s understanding of the field and courses in technical mathematics and communications prepares the student for further education and professional development.