Oct 06, 2022  
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]

Health & Fitness Science - Group Exercise Instructor Certificate (C45630A)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

The Group Exercise Instructor Certificate prepares students to work as a Group Exercise Instructor in the health and fitness industry.  Upon completion, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to design group exercise classes using their knowledge of exercise science, lead classes effectively, and provide technique demonstrations.  Students will also be trained to analyze and evaluate potential Group Exercise Instructors in their presentation skills, class organization, use of audiovisuals, and proper critique to participants.  Group Exercise Instructors are able to work in a variety of settings, including YMCAs, fitness centers, and recreation centers.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate competency and knowledge of kinesiology and exercise physiology.
  2. Design, plan, and lead both individual and group exercise programs based on scientifically recognized training guidelines.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a successful and proficient Group Exercise Instructor.

Admission Information


Students applying for admission to the Gaston College Health and Fitness Science - Group Exercise Instructor Certificate MUST meet all Gaston College admission requirements for GENERAL ADMISSION to the college.

  1. Complete Residency Determination
  2. Submit a Gaston College application
  3. Apply for financial aid
  4. Meet with an advisor and/or attend an information session
  5. Submit official high school (and college, if applicable) transcripts
  6. Provide proof of course placement requirements

Total Program Hours: 16


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study