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Academic Program


Advanced Personal Training Degree

Associate in Occupational Studies Degree Program 62 semester credits

The Advanced Personal Training program gives students the skills they need to enter the field of fitness training and the foundation for future study in the exercise sciences. The program is characterized by rigorous study in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and the biomechanics of exercise. From this foundation, students learn to assess the physical condition of a client, design a training program and evaluate progress. Students also learn to integrate nutrition and general wellness practices into the training program and to deal with special populations including the elderly and disabled. Students practice their skills in the college’s own functional training facility as well as at a variety of internship experiences. Courses in ethics and professionalism and in managing a personal training business prepare students for their future careers.

Graduates are prepared for positions at gyms and health facilities, including hospitals, or may establish private practices.

Graduates are awarded an Associate in Occupational Studies degree (AOS) as authorized by the New York State Board of Regents.

National Strength and Conditioning Association

The Advanced Personal Training program coursework meets the standards for the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth for certification by professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the National College of Sports and Fitness (NCSF).

For successfully meeting established criteria, the National Strength and Conditioning Association officially recognize Swedish Institute’s Program in Personal Training.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Apply knowledge of bioscience and personal training techniques to certification examinations and the entry-level practice of personal training in a variety of healthcare and wellness settings;
  • Practice within legal, ethical and professional standards as defined by the governing bodies for professional practice;
  • Assess clients holistically and develop appropriate evidence-based, client-centered training plans;
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with healthcare workers, athletic trainers, colleagues, clients and their families;
  • Apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills in decision-making situations;
  • Promote wellness practices and a healthy lifestyle for clients and engage in effective self-care to promote health and career longevity.

CONSUMER INFORMATION

  • Profession: Find out more about the profession of personal training from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (SOC code 39.9031.00) .
  • Skills: Find out more about the skills needed for a personal training career from the U.S. Department of Labor's O*net.
  • Program Costs (if completed on time):
    • Tuition: $27,023
    • Fees: $708
    • Books and supplies: Approximately $1,300
  • Typical student loan debt of graduates:
    • 50 percent of the 4 students completing the program in the last reporting period (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) had obtained loans in addition to grants and scholarships to finance their education.
    • The median cumulative debt from Federal loans was $17,501
    • The median cumulative debt from private loans was $0.
  • On-time graduation rate: This is a new program. *
  • Graduate employment rate: This is a new program.*

* Information provided here is based on the annual report submitted to our accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

Personal Training

Advanced Personal Training Program is a 61 semester-credit-hour program that students can attend full-time and part-time. Full-time students attend five classes (20 classroom hours) each week and can complete the program in four or five semesters over a period of 16 to 20 months. Part-time students attend classes in the evenings and can complete the program in 32 months.

SEMESTERS

Semesters are 15 weeks long, with a two or three-week break between each semester. A new semester begins each January, May (or end of April), and September.

CLASS TIMES

Advanced Personal Training classes are held in morning and afternoon time slots. The morning schedule is (8:30am to 12:30pm) and the afternoon schedule is (1:15pm to 5:15pm). A part-time schedule is available with an Evening/Saturday session (three evenings 6:00pm to 10:00pm plus Saturday morning and/or afternoon). For details please contact an Admissions Representative.

SPECIAL NOTE

During the program, some hours outside of regularly scheduled classes are required for internships and anatomy labs.