The Group Exercise Leader Certificate Program is designed for the individual who is interested in working as a group excercise instructor in a variety of health and fitness settings.
Upon completion of this program, the studentwill be able to:
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Provides the knowledge and skills called for in most situations in which emergency care is required and medical assistance is not excessively delayed. An introduction to CPR is included. Course will be taught by a Nationally Certified CPR/First Aid Instructor. Grading is on a Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory basis.Students can not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
This is a first aid and CPR course geared towards the physical educator, coach, and/or fitness instructor. The course includes assessment and emergency care for sports related injuries, illness, spine, and musculoskeletal injuries. CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver are included. This program is used for certification by American Sport Education Program. Students may not receive credit for both HFN 104 and HFN 103.
A comprehensive course that is designed to prepare the fitness enthusiast for the position of aerobics/step aerobics instructor and for successful completion of an international certification exam. The course includes a combination of scientifically based theoretical information and practical experience as needed to lead others safely through group exercise. Topics include exercise science, components of fitness, injury prevention and leadership skills. Practical skills such as use of music, cueing, movement transitions, choreography development and mirror image teaching are practiced for traditional and step aerobics. Additional class formats such as kickboxing, mat training, yoga, slide training and others will be discussed.
An experiential course that includes classroom discussion and internship opportunities to enhance the learning experiences of the fitness professional. This course is open to all students pursuing a certificate and/or degree in fitness/physical education, e.g., personal trainers, group exercise leaders, exercise specialists, and fitness managers. Prerequisite: PER 134, PER 172, or PER 183
This course is designed to prepare the exercise leader to work with people with arthritis. Developed in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, this course examines the common types, signs, symptoms, and special considerations of arthritis/rheumatic diseases. Exercise programming and instruction for people with arthritis is discussed and practiced. Students will participate in six hours of fieldwork as part of this curriculum. Prerequisites: HFN 134 or HFN 183, or HFN 180 and HFN 181 or Industry Certification in Group Exercise or Personal Training or permission of instructor or department chair.5 class hours and 1.5 laboratory hours
A comprehensive course that is designed to prepare the fitness enthusiast for the position of yoga fitness instructor and for successful completion of a national or international yoga fitness certification exam. The course includes a combination of exercise science principles and practical experience as needed to lead others safely through yoga fitness programs. Topics include exercise science, components of fitness, injury prevention and leadership skills. Practical skills such as use of music, cueing, movement transitions, choreography development and mirror image teaching are practiced.
This course is designed to teach the student about the various tools that may be used to enhance resistance training. Students will learn how to use and practice techniques with elastic devices, hand weights, resistance balls, medicine balls and steps, body bars and other devices.
An introduction to the fundamentals of Hatha Yoga, the yoga of physical well-being. The class will include the practice of meditation, warm-ups, stretching exercises (Asanas), rhythmic breathing (Pranayama), and deep relaxation. A brief history and philosophy of the ancient practice of yoga also will be presented.
An introductory course on the safe and effective resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning for fun, health, and self-improvement.
An intermediate level course designed for students interested in resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning as a means of enhancing athletic performance. Focus is on sport-specific programs that establish a sound fitness base while maximizing athletic potential.
HFN 190 course should be taken at the end of the program.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure Information for Group Exercise
This page provides student with information about gainful employment for the Group Exercise program offered at HCC.
A normal time of completing this program is 9 months for full-time students who are prepared for college level courses.
U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, title, and link to O*Net occupational and employment information for this program:
SOC Code: 39-9031.00
SOC Title: Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
Cost for Program Completion:
The estimated tuition and fees for completing the program within normal time is $1,459 to $1,741. This is based on the in-state tuition and required fee rates as of July 1, 2012.
The typical costs for books and supplies for the entire program is $900.
Holyoke Community College does not offer on-campus housing.
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