This course focuses on the business skills necessary to be a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), whether acting as an independent contractor at a fitness center or as the owner of a small business. Students will develop a business plan, as well as supporting documents such as marketing materials, contracts, and job descriptions. Additional discussions of career options will include the responsibilities, benefits, and challenges of various workplaces, as well as the scope of CPT practices, legal and ethical considerations, and the importance of continuing education. This course addresses many of the business, ethical, and legal Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) for the CPT certification as outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
PEH 260 - Business of Personal Training
PEH 240 with a grade of "C" or better.