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Fitness and Personal Training

Get the foundations of fitness with our online personal trainer course offered through Ed2Go Online Careers. The course is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and will help you reach your first-level goal. Prepare for the NASM certification exam over the next six months to complete your second-level goal, and be on your way to becoming a personal trainer.

The second part of the class takes place in-person at the Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics for in-class instruction. Here, you will gain the skills to work with clients to create effective fitness plans, and learn to properly evaluate your clients' individual needs.

Steps for Success

  1. Enroll in Online course by March 1, 2017
  2. Fill out CE Fitness Trainer Clinic form, and submit to CEHealth@unm.edu by April 3, 2017
  3. Enroll in course 38231 - Accelerated Fitness Trainer Clinic
  4. Study hard
  5. Set up NASM exam (included in tuition with Online course)
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This online program will help you pass the NASM exam and earn your NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification, one of the most respected certifications in the fitness industry. Read More...

$1295
Online Class

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Health coaching is an expanding professional service in health and wellness. As a promising strategy for helping patients make lifestyle changes, as a health coach you can aid in prevention or management of chronic conditions; such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders. Working alongside a medical professional, a health coach will enhance a patient's ability for goal‐setting, improves behaviors related to nutrition, weight management, and medication adherence. This course will prepare you to become certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). You will receive the ACE Health Coach Manual with practical application of the skills you are learning. The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition. NOTE: Eligibility for ACE HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION EXAM You must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate including live skills check.* You must submit supporting documentation for one of the following: 1. Current NCCA‐accredited certification

Note: The ACE Health Coach exam voucher is included in the tuition. Eligibility for ACE HEALTH COACH CERTIFICATION EXAM You must be at least 18 years of age. You must hold a current adult CPR and AED certificate including live skills check.* You must submit supporting documentation for one of the following: 1. Current NCCA‐accredited certification

38228 | $1995

Health Coach for ACE Certification - WIA‐PD

2/13/18 - 3/24/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM and Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 10:00 AM (18 Session Total)
Jonathan Smith, RD, LD
Institute of Community Wellness and Athletics

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Quick Facts

Employment Data for Fitness Trainers/Instructors
2012 Median Pay $31,720 per year
$15.25 per hour
Entry Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-Job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2012 267,000
Job Outlook, 2012-22 13% (average)

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