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Sports Medicine: Personal Training

Location: CTEC (AM session only)

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 $250 test fee (optional).



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


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


Students earn 15 general elective units each semester toward their high school graduation.

College prep course.  A-G approved.  Meets area “G” approval for UC and CSU admissions.




Sports Medicine: Injury Care & Management is a dual enrollment class with the following Bakersfield College course:

  • PENDING Course and units available to be announced.


This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment.  Successful Personal Training students often pursue careers in the following:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach 
  • Lifeguard

Advisory Board/Industry Partners

The Advisory Board provides crucial guidance for the Sports Medicine program at CTEC. 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


Mike Medeiros, Head Athletic Trainer

Bakersfield College


Brian Street, Chair

CSU, Bakersfield Department of Kinesiology


Kevin Williams, Head Athletic Trainer

California State University, Bakersfield


Rashel Campos, Director of Nursing

Southern California Orthopedic Institute


Ryan Beckwith, Owner

Athletes’ Advantage Academy (A3)

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Special Offer ...
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NSCA is proud to offer KHSD students and employees discounts of ~60% off NSCA non-member exam registration and 10% of NSCA memberships. The membership discounts are provided in the form of discount codes applied at checkout and are only to be distributed to KHSD students and employees. Kern High School District students and employees exam rates: NSCA-CPT: $250.00.  Contact Mr. Hong for details.