Nutrition for Fitness and Wellness - CCL

Effective term: 
2014 Spring
Final term: 
Total credits required: 
Program Availability: 
Shared by: GC, MC, SC

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.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science 3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3
FON100Introductory Nutrition (3) OR
FON+++++ Any equivalent FON Food and Nutrition course (3) 3
FON125Introduction to Professions in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics 1
FON210Sports Nutrition and Supplements for Physical Activity 3
FON230Nutrition for Special Populations 3
FON247Weight Management Science 3
  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)