Students interested in the fitness and wellness industry may want to consider this AAS degree option. Upon completion, it is available for transfer into a Bachelor of Applied Science program at Arizona State University Polytechnic (East) Campus.
Please note:This is not a track towards becoming a Registered Dietitian.
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Strength, Nutrition, and Personal Training program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and experience required to be eligible for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health and Fitness Instructor Certification, ACSM personal trainer certification, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) personal trainer certification, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) personal trainer certification.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a stronger educational background making them more marketable in the field of fitness and nutrition. This degree may also meet the needs of individuals with existing degrees in such fields as Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Athletic Training and other health related disciplines. Registered dietitians, clinical exercise physiologists, personal trainers, exercise specialists, strength and conditioning specialists, coaches, athletes and others interested in acquiring knowledge in exercise, nutrition and health are also eligible for this program.
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona.