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Fitness Management

Fitness Management

Fitness Management Degree

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Fitness Management program provides you with the management and leadership skills needed to operate your own personal training business or serve as a manager at one of the top facilities in the country.

You will develop a business plan that includes a professional portfolio of required legal, business, equipment and human relation forms while developing competencies needed to succeed as a professional fitness provider. Experience and confidence grow as you and your classmates plan and execute hands-on campus and community events such as our Weight-Lifting Competition, Indoor Triathlon, Pump & Run and 5K Road Race.

Hocking College's Fitness Management Technology provides you with training for employment in the fitness industry – from a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), Group Fitness Instructor (GFI), and Certified Lifeguard to manager of a fitness facility or even ownership of your own personal business. Our new affiliation with The American Council on Exercise (ACE) and dynamic hands-on curriculum provides our graduates with the skills and certifications necessary to start working as a CPT, GFI, or Lifeguard at some of the most exciting and challenging fitness facilities in the world.


The following general or core outcomes are work and life skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in all students seeking an Associate Degree in Fitness Management Technology:

  • Demonstrate math skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of science and the environment
  • Demonstrate learning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Maintain professional skills and attitudes
  • Practice human relations skills
  • Demonstrate community, cultural and global awareness
  • Communicate effectively
  • Maintain a code of ethics
     

    Outcomes from the Fitness Management Program at Hocking College

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate in Applied Science in Fitness Management Technology Degree::

  • Create a portfolio of in-demand skills required in the fitness and recreation industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to obtain complete fitness assessments that include the following:  body composition, flexibility, cardiorespiratory and muscular strength and endurance.
  • Design and supervise safe, appropriate and effective resistance training.
  • Design and supervise safe, appropriate and effective cardiorespiratory training.
  • Exhibit traits and skills of a personal trainer and fitness professional required in a successful business.

Licensure and Certification

The program concludes by taking the ACE Certified Personal Trainer Exam, after which you will embark on a multi-day field trip to several of the nation’s best fitness facilities. This all culminates with a 300 hour, off campus internship at a fitness or wellness center tailored to your goals, where you will have an opportunity to apply your fitness knowledge in a real-world setting.

 

In addition to taking the ACE GFI and CPT certification exams that are integrated in the curriculum, Graduates of the Fitness Management Technology program are also eligible to take the following national certification exams: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) and CPT, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) CPT.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Fitness Management

Total Credit Hours:
60.0 - 61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,483 - $2,523

Class Hours: 44.0 - 45.5
Lab Hours: 35.536.0

Total Credit Hours:
60.0 - 61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$2,483 - $2,523

Class Hours: 44.0 - 45.5
Lab Hours: 35.5 - 36.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FT-1110 Introduction to Fitness 2.00 2.00 3.00 $60.00
  FT-1160 Resistance Training 2.00 2.00 3.00 $60.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  EM-1134 Basic Life Support (CPR)/BFA 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
  MATH - 1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  *** Health Promotion Elective 1 0.00 0.00 1.00  
    Totals 11.00 9.00 16.00 $542.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FT-1125 Fitness Testing (SL/CR) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $60.00
  FT-1130 Aerobic and Group Exercise 2.00 2.00 3.00 $410.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  COMM - 1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  MICS - 1125 Microsoft Office - Spreadsheet 1.00 0.00 1.00 $70.00
  PED - 1401 Beginning Swimming 0.00 2.00 1.00 $100.00
OR PED - 1403 Lifeguard Training 1.50 1.50 2.00 $60.00
  *** Health Promotion Elective 1 0.00 0.00 1.00  
    Totals 11.00 - 12.50 5.50 - 6.00 15.00 - 16.00 $655.00 - 695.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FT-2296 Group Exercise & Testing Practicum 2.00 7.00 3.00 $60.00
  FT-2220 Fitness Management Projects (SL/CR) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $60.00
  DT-1102 Basic Nutrition 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  FT - 2291 Professional Development Field Trip 1.00 1.00 1.00 $170.00
    Totals 11.00 12.00 14.00 $470.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FT-2210 The Personal Fitness Trainer 2.00 2.00 3.00 $110.00
  FT-2230 ACE Certification and Prep 3.00 2.00 4.00 $421.00
  BIOS-1114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  FT - 2298 Internship Practicum 2.00 3.00 3.00 $100.00
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00  $15.00
    Totals 11.00 9.00 15.00 $816.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $542.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 - 12.50 Lab Hours:5.50 - 6.00 Cost: $655.00 - $695.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $470.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $816.00

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A Career in Fitness Management Trains Students for a Strong Future


Gym woman exercising with her personal trainer.jpegThe demand for fitness management graduates continues to increase.

Employment of fitness instructors and trainers is projected to grow by 8%.

Graduates of the Hocking College Fitness Management Technology program find employment as certified personal trainers, group fitness instructors, and fitness managers in a variety of commercial, corporate and community or recreational settings.

View the occupational profile

 

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking an Associate in Applied Science in Fitness Management Technology Degree:

  • Create a portfolio of in-demand skills required in the fitness and recreation industry.
  • Demonstrate ability to obtain complete fitness assessments that include the following:  body composition, flexibility, cardiorespiratory and muscular strength and endurance.
  • Design and supervise safe, appropriate and effective resistance training.
  • Design and supervise safe, appropriate and effective cardiorespiratory training.
  • Exhibit traits and skills of a personal trainer and fitness professional required in a successful business.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 17%
2015 - 2016 36%
2014 - 2015 51%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 1.94%
2015 - 2016 1.25%
2014 - 2015 1.09%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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