This two-semester course, offered exclusively during CTEC's morning session, provides instruction and career awareness in the field of Personal Training. Personal trainers are health/fitness professionals who, using an individualized approach, assess, motivate, educate, and train clients regarding their personal health and fitness needs. Certified personal trainers design safe and effective exercise programs, provide guidance to help clients achieve their personal goals, and respond appropriately in emergency situations.
During the second semester, students may be eligible to serve an internship at a local business. This course helps students prepare for the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (National Strength and Conditioning Association) certification exam. Requirements to take the exam include being 18 years of age, CPR certified, and having earned a high school diploma. Students are responsible for the $435 test fee (optional).
Certifications offered to students completing the Sports Medicine: Personal Training program include:
Students earn 15 general elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.
College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission
Advisory Board/Industry Partners
The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Sports Medicine program at ROC. These industry partners have generously donated their time and expertise to share industry trends, offer assistance, and ensure the curriculum is providing the highest levels of training and career development opportunities for our students.
Zach Luce, Owner
Engage Physical Therapy
Steven Jelmini, Clinic Director
Glinn & Giordano Physical Therapy
Paul Caudillo, Clinic Director
Pair and Moratta
Jared Eskew, Clinic Director
Central Valley Physical Therapy
Chris Persel, Director of Rehabilitation
Centre for Neuro Skills
Mike Medeiros, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Kris Grappendorf, Chair
CSU, Bakersfield Department of Kinesiology
Mike Wilkins, Senior Athletic Trainer
California State University, Bakersfield
Rashel Campos, Director of Nursing
Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Chad Drown, Head Athletic Trainer
Ryan Beckwith, Owner
Athletes’ Advantage Academy (A3)
Eric Mahanke, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach