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CCL - Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness program is designed to provide personal trainers with a foundational nutrition background, in non-clinical settings. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a general community setting, with a focus on improving well-being and healthy lifestyles.
Major Code: 5302
Award: CCL
First Term: 4142
Total Credits: 22
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Sep 18th, 2013
Prerequesites: 0.0 credits
Required Courses: 22 credits
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Physical Education 3
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3
FON100 Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON+++++ Any equivalent FON Food and Nutrition course (3) 3
FON125 Introduction to Professions in Nutrition and Dietetics 1
FON210 Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity 3
FON230 Nutrition for Special Populations 3
FON247 Weight Management Theory 3
Restricted Electives: None
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Use current food guides and recommendations to select foods that maximize health and fitness. (FON100, FON+++++)
  2. Apply current nutrition guidelines to exercise, sports, vegetarian diets, and selected stages of the life cycle. (FON100, FON+++++)
  3. Identify and define the disciplines, professions and research areas encompassed by the field of exercise and wellness. (EXS101)
  4. Identify dietary needs for fitness. (FON247)
  5. Select and plan balanced meals. (FON247)
  6. Identify and explain genetic, physiological, psychological, metabolic, and environmental influences on body weight. (FON247)
  7. Apply basic and advanced nutrition principles to weight management. (FON247)
  8. Explain the benefits derived from strength training. (EXS130)
  9. Describe strength training physiology and kinesiology. (EXS130)
  10. Use current food guides and guidelines to select foods and fluids for exercise and sports. (FON210)
  11. Describe energy balance and list body fuels. (FON210)
  12. Explain the types of metabolism. (FON210)
  13. Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements. (FON210)
  14. Describe the management of the nutrition needs of special populations. (FON230)
  15. Describe required educational preparation, training and areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics. (FON125)
  16. Identify and describe the components of physical fitness. (EXS125)
  17. Describe the neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory, and energy systems of the body. (EXS125)