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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Exercise Science & Personal Training - Career Studies Certificate

This curriculum is designed for the student interested in exercise science and/or the fitness industry.

Upon completion of the certificate, students wishing to become Certified Personal Trainers may sit for the national certification exam through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Employment opportunities include positions in commercial fitness clubs, city and county recreation programs, private sector businesses providing on-site corporate fitness, privately-owned personal training businesses, or advancing education opportunities in exercise science, health promotion, sport education or allied health programs of study. Individuals are also prepared to work independently as personal trainers.

About Fitness Trainers & Instructors (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

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Program Head

Karen Carpenter, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Health & Physical Education

Phone: 540-857-6265
Office: Fralin Center HP337

Advising/Info Office

Location: Fralin Center HP339
Phone: 540-857-7306
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

College Catalog

School of Health Professions

Carole S. Graham, Dean
Administration & business contacts
Location: Fralin Center HP214C
Phone: 540-857-6717