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Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches provides a foundation of nutrition knowledge in a non-clinical setting. This certificate is designed for individuals interested in fitness, nutrition, wellness and health-related professions. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to work with individuals to improve well-being and promote healthy lifestyles.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5302
Total Credits Required
16
Catalog Year
2022-2023
Effective term
Fall 2022
Notes

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

What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Identify required education, training and areas of practice in nutrition and dietetics.
  2. Locate peer reviewed nutrition research using various scientific databases.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of nutrition requirements at each stage of the life cycle.
  4. Examine basic human physiology as it relates to nutrition and exercise.
  5. Apply current nutrition guidelines to maximize health, fitness and athletic performance.
  6. Apply concepts of energy balance and fuel metabolism to improve health, manage weight, and enhance athletic performance.
  7. Evaluate alternative diets in relation to standard nutrition guidelines and current peer reviewed scientific research.
  8. Differentiate between anabolic, catabolic, and energy producing supplements.
  9. Determine effectiveness of nutrition supplements using current peer reviewed scientific research.
  10. Apply nutrition principles in a professional setting.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
FON125 Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics 1
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1
IFS110 Critical Research for College Success 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FON210 Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity 3
FON247 Weight Management Science 3
FON270AA or
FON298AA
Applied Nutrition Experience for Personal Trainers and Coaches or Special Projects 1

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FON125 Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics 1
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition SG 3
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory SG 1
IFS110 Critical Research for College Success 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
FON247 Weight Management Science 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
FON210 Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity 3
FON270AA or
FON298AA
Applied Nutrition Experience for Personal Trainers and Coaches or Special Projects 1
Course Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Nutrition for Personal Trainers and Coaches (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=172282).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.