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Sports Medicine: Personal Training

Location: CTEC (AM session only)
Welcome to our incoming August 2020 students. Please watch this quick introductory video from your teacher, Mr. Hong ...

Program Description

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).

Sports Medicine: personal training students learn:

  • Exercise science
  • Initial consultation and evaluation
  • Exercise techniques
  • Program design
  • Clients with unique needs
  • Safety and legal concerns

Professional certification opportunities

Certifications offered to students completing the Sports Medicine: Personal Training program include:

  • Sport Medicine: Personal Training Certificate of Completion
  • NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer (opportunity to take exam)
  • CPR (BLS) Certification

High School credit available

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

Bakersfield College


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

Bakersfield Condors


Ryan Beckwith, Owner

Athletes’ Advantage Academy (A3)


Eric Mahanke, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Carr Elite

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CSUB Credit
CSUB Credit