Fitness Specialist Certificate Program

Fitness Specialist Certificate Program

The Fitness Specialist Certificate Program is a certificate program at Mesa College. Initiated in 1994, this program trains fitness specialists to work as personal trainers, fitness center and health club employees, group exercise instructors and specialists in both corporate and hospital environments.

Fitness Specialist Program Director

Todd Curran


About our Program

This certificate program is approved by the State of California and graduates of the program can receive a certificate from the San Diego Community College District that certifies them as a fitness specialist. Students who complete this program are exceptionally prepared to take both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) exams. Prepare yourself for employment in the fitness industry by becoming a fitness specialist. This one year vocational certificate program starts only in the fall. There are no prerequisites. However, a basic understanding of elementary algebra and human anatomy is useful. Interested students should enroll in all four fall classes as soon as possible after fall schedule enrollment starts in June. This is an accelerated program that requires a comprehensive volume of work in a relatively short time frame.