The Exercise Science, Personal Training, & Nutrition program at Scottsdale Community College is designed to prepare students for jobs in the fields of exercise science, fitness, and nutrition.
Students can complete our Associate of Applied Science in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness, & Sports Performance. This AAS degree includes the Personal Training Specialist Certificate.
The AAS degree in Exercise Science also prepares students for National Certification testing, which once complete, allows them to enter the Personal Training workforce. In addition, students have multiple options for University transfer if more education is desired.
SCC’s Exercise Science, Personal Training, & Nutrition program gives students hands on learning experience to prepare them to effectively apply the principles of exercise training to individuals. Our instructors have a minimum of a Masters degrees in the Exercise Science field as well as Personal Training certifications from major organizations.
3059 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Exercise Science: Health, Fitness and Sports Performance
8121 Associate in Arts (AA), Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy
5445 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Personal Training Specialist
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.