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Kinesiology and Dance Classes Are Waiting for You!

Originally Published: 8/21/2020

Join us this Fall in a Zoom, Hybrid, or full On-Line Physical Education class.

Complete your degree requirements, recieve a Personal Trainer Certificate, or find out about our brand new Public Health Degree.

Announcing the new Online Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer Certificate of Achievement Program!

The LACC Department of Kinesiology has partnered with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) to offer a 20 unit, Online Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer Program. This Online program prepares students to become ACE Certified Personal Trainers, ready to work in the fitness industry. Course work includes application based personal training skills, exercise testing, exercise program design prescription, behavior change planning and students will virtually train clients before graduation! 

Learn More About the Online Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer Certificate

Los Angeles City College Personal Training Program Overview

Welcome to Los Angeles City College's department of Kinesiology online Personal Training Program overview the online personal training program at Los Angeles City Colleges partnered with the American Council on Exercise to prepare you for their certified personal trainer examination all of the program courses are delivered virtually via zoom in canvas and include:

health 11 principles of healthful living 

health 12 safety education and first aid

management 13 small business entrepreneurship 

kinesiology 250 weight training skills

kinesiology 331 cross training lab 

kinesiology major 117 personal trainer certification preparation 

kinesiology 285 directed study and personal training

Plus four additional kinesiology activity classes of your choice for a total number of units equaling 20.

Upon achieving those 20 units you will graduate from los angeles city college with a certificate of achievement in personal training so what will you learn virtually you'll prepare for aces cpt national exam you'll cover personal training scope of practice and personal training best business practices client report building motivational interviewing goal-based exercise prescription and coaching strategies client assessment protocols including manual body fat manual blood pressure movement screening and posture analysis plus a whole lot more and prior to leaving the program you will have spent an entire semester virtually personal training an assigned client.

if you have any further questions about los angeles city college's personal training program please feel free to reach out to professor peter parcelletti via email or his office number listed at the top of the screen.

Complete Your Degree Requirements With an Online Physical Education Class

Did you know that you can take beginning level Kinesiology classes that include Dance Techniques such as Jazz, Modern or Ballet to get your required P.E. unit? At LA City College courses such as yoga, Body Conditioning, or a Bootcamp class (to name just a few) can be used to fulfill your AA Degree requirements.

But that’s not the only reason to take fitness and dance classes. Keeping fit as a student provides benefits well beyond just physical vitality. The stress release provided by movement classes is a proven value to mental health and a positive outlook. Taking a break from sitting in front of your computer screen, for physical activity, not only gives you a one unit boost towards your academic goals, it allows you to connect with other students during your workout session. Students find the interactive classes in Kinesiology and Dance provide a wonderful social outlet online. Meeting new friends, in a face-to-face ZOOM class, or online group assignments, is a terrific perk while working out. If performance or athletic pursuits excite you, there are opportunities in get involved in those areas as well.

If you find that you have a calling to be a dance teacher, personal or athletic trainer, a yoga instructor, recreation director, or a physical therapist, the Kinesiology Departments AA-T in Kinesiology may be the perfect pathway for you to pursue. We even have a Personal Trainer Instructor class. The warm and caring department faculty can help direct you in the physical fitness career that is right for you. Of course, attaining the AA-T degree provides a direct pathway to a California four-year college.

Check the Kinesiology and Dance schedule for all of the wonderful offerings available to LACC students and faculty.