Exercise Science and Personal Training

Exercise Science and Personal Training

SCC Certificates & Degrees

Scottsdale Community College offers several academic pathways that can lead to careers in Exercise Science and Personal Training.  Students can choose from the following certificate & degree options:

Students are encouraged to set up an advising session to find the best certificate / degree option for their professional goals so they can get the job they are passionate about. Please contact:

Robert Martin III, MS, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Exercise Science, Personal Training, & Nutrition Program Director

Nationally Recognized Personal Training Program

SCC’s Personal Training program is nationally recognized by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) for the quality of our education.

We earned this national recognition by offering students comprehensive Personal Training education that includes fitness assessment, exercise program design, and hands-on exercise training techniques.

Students who attend SCC’s Personal Training program will receive a high quality education that meets the highest Personal Training standards from the NSCA.

National Recognition as a Silver Level Exercise is Medicine Campus

SCC’s Personal Training program is also nationally recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for being a silver level Exercise is Medicine campus.

Exercise is Medicine is an ACSM campus initiative that encourages 150 minutes of exercise to promote better health & fitness of students on college campuses.

Student leaders in the SCC Fitness & Nutrition club are involved in promoting Exercise is Medicine at SCC. These students also gain valuable experiences with performing fitness assessment, program design, and hands-on personal training.

SCC students, staff, and faculty are all committed to achieving the fitness goals this initiative.

Nutrition Certification for Personal Trainers

SCC provides a balanced education to personal trainers by offering nutrition education to compliment their Personal Training certificate and AAS degree.

Clients often turn to their personal trainers to get nutrition advice. This means the best personal trainers not only get an education in exercise science and personal training but also nutrition.

The Nutrition for Fitness & Wellness certificate provides personal trainers with the well-rounded nutrition education required to answer client questions effectively.