The certificate program's required five core courses, including the optional field internship elective have been designed to be completed in as little as five months or students have up to one-year if necessary. This course included the Advanced Certificate in Personal Fitness Training Program, which consists of students completing three additional courses.
The On-line Certificate program format has been designed to be taken in three consecutive modules. Each course focuses on an industry-specific, professional topic, or science-based core body of knowledge.
Students may elect to enroll in courses one at a time, as they are offered.
Students are provided with 8 weeks of access per course.
Course Access Time
Natalie Johnson, MS, has worked in an academic setting throughout her career. Natalie taught for the Kinesiology Department at San Diego State University in addition to being the Fitness & Operations Director at the Aztec Recreation Center. While instructing for the Kinesiology Department, she also was a Student Mentor. As a mentor Natalie advised senior Kinesiology students on resume writing, interviewing skills and assisted students in finding the most appropriate job based on experience, education and location.
Natalies experience outside of academia includes working in world renown resorts in California, Mexico and Jamaica (The Golden Door & Rancho La Puerta) in addition to being the owner of a fitness company called Fit Chicks since 2001. Natalie is certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Sports Nutritionist, Wellness Coach and Pre/Post Natal Specialist. She presents annually for the Medical Fitness Association, Athletic Business and the National Health Benefits Conference.
Natalie was a Body by Jake Master Trainer and presenter on FitTV and continues to promote fitness locally in Tampa, Florida and nationally in publications and television.
Natalie is currently the Manager of Health & Lifestyle Programs for a Medical Health Plan in Florida. She oversees the Fitness Center and its staff as well as all preventative programs relating to weight loss, fitness, exercise and nutrition. She works closely with a medical management team and is very active in promoting exercise as medicine and prevention.
Natalie is also the Regional Director for the Medical Fitness Association and works closely with the organization to integrate fitness into the medical community.
There are no prerequisites for this class.
Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training
NPI Physigraphe Clipart CD; V2 Pro
Total Body Functional Profile
Manual of Structural Kinesiology
ACSM Guideline for Exercise Testing and Prescription
NPI Resistance Training DVD
NASM''s Essentials of Personal Fitness Training