Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness - CCL

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: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

Program Length

It will take a minimum of 2 semesters (~9 months) as a full-time student to complete the Nutrition for Fitness & Wellness Certificate. The Certificate can also be pursued as a part-time student.


The cost of Nutrition for Fitness & Wellness textbooks and supplies is approximately $1,288 and should be added to the tuition cost above. 

Program Contacts

Robert Martin III, MS, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Exercise Science, Personal Training, & Nutrition Program Director
(480) 423-6205

Program Notes:

Set up an advising meeting by emailing or calling Robert Martin at robert.martin@scottsdalecc.eduor (480) 423-6205.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
FON100Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON+++++Any equivalent FON Food and Nutrition course (3)3
FON125Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics1
FON210Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity3
FON230Nutrition for Special Populations3
FON247Weight Management Science3
  • Use current food guides and recommendations to select foods that maximize health and fitness. (FON100, FON+++++)
  • Apply current nutrition guidelines to exercise, sports, vegetarian diets, and selected stages of the life cycle. (FON100, FON+++++)
  • Identify and define the disciplines, professions and research areas encompassed by the field of exercise and wellness. (EXS101)
  • Identify dietary needs for fitness. (FON247)
  • Select and plan balanced meals. (FON247)
  • Identify and explain genetic, physiological, psychological, metabolic, and environmental influences on body weight. (FON247)
  • Apply basic and advanced nutrition principles to weight management. (FON247)
  • Explain the benefits derived from strength training. (EXS130)
  • Describe strength training physiology and kinesiology. (EXS130)
  • Use current food guides and guidelines to select foods and fluids for exercise and sports. (FON210)
  • Describe energy balance and list body fuels. (FON210)
  • Explain the types of metabolism. (FON210)
  • Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements. (FON210)
  • Describe the management of the nutrition needs of special populations. (FON230)
  • Describe required educational preparation, training and areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics. (FON125)
  • Identify and describe the components of physical fitness. (EXS125)
  • Describe the neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory, and energy systems of the body. (EXS125)

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