The Personal Training minor is designed for students who want to pursue a dynamic career in the rapidly growing fitness & wellness industry. Students will learn how to assess clients in various fitness components including strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, flexibility and balance. Students will learn how to create goal-specific fitness programs using the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model, as well as provide nutritional advice and help develop weight management strategies.
The completion of the minor prepares students to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT exam offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). The NASM-CPT has quickly become the most recognized and respected personal trainer certification in the fitness and wellness field. Long Island University’s Division of Athletic Training, Health & Exercise Science (ATHES) has partnered with the NASM to help students begin their fitness career as a health and fitness professional. (12 credits)