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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Group Fitness Instructor Certificate Program at College of San Mateo prepares students to teach group exercise classes. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge and experience to pass a Group Fitness Certification test. Upon completing the program and passing this test students will be able to teach at health clubs, fitness centers, and privately owned fitness studios.

Students in this program will learn the foundations of knowledge and skills necessary to teach a safe and effective group fitness class, no matter the type of modality. This includes:

  • Anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Class Design
  • Injury Prevention

Kinesiology (CS) Requirements

Requirements
Required Core Courses: 4 units Units
KINE 130 Group Fitness Instructor Lecture 3 units
KINE 131 Group Fitness Instructor Lab 1 unit
Required Selective Courses: Choose 2 units from the following: Units
FITN 134 Track and Trail Aerobics 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 116.1 Body Conditioning I 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 116.2 Body Conditioning II 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 116.3 Body Conditioning III 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 116.4 Body Conditioning IV 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 235.1 Boot Camp I 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 235.2 Boot Camp II 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 235.3 Boot Camp III 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 235.4 Boot Camp IV 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 237 Total Core Training 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 334.1 Yoga I 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 334.2 Yoga II 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 334.3 Yoga III 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 334.4 Yoga IV 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 335.1 Pilates I 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 335.2 Pilates II 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 335.3 Pilates III 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 335.4 Pilates IV 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 301.1 Indoor Cycling I 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 301.2 Indoor Cycling II 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 301.3 Indoor Cycling III 0.5 or 1 units
FITN 301.4 Indoor Cycling IV 0.5 or 1 units
Total Required Units: 6