As health care costs and life expectancies increase, our society places an increasing value on physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. More people are turning to sports and fitness professionals to assist and educate them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
The LCCC Exercise and Fitness Program can train you to work in one of several professional roles helping people improve their personal fitness and health. Jobs can include working in cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness centers, health clubs, recreation centers and as a personal trainer.
National certification is highly desirable for those interested in becoming a fitness professional. There are many different certifying organizations specific to the various types of sports and activities, and their training requirements vary depending on their standards. The LCCC program recommends American Council on Exercise (ACE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification, the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research examinations, National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and Resistance Training Specialist (RTS 1,2,3).
The Exercise and Fitness program offers short-term certificates that can be earned in one semester as well as one-year certificates. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.
Exercise & Fitness Programs at LCCC
Short-Term Technical Certificates
Our Exercise & Fitness Program courses are designed to transfer seamlessly to these university partnership programs:
Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!