School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety
Program information is available from the Ask CNM Contact Center at (505) 224-3000 or go to cnm.edu.
Students will study exercise physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, fitness assessment, exercise prescription and the business aspects of personal fitness training. Students will also be instructed in the Job Analysis Task List of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer certification exam, the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructor certification exam and the Basic Exercise Standards and Guidelines of the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s Primary Certification group for fitness leaders. Courses include classroom and lab time.
The program begins every fall and can be completed in two consecutive terms if attending full time. Students wishing to enroll part time must contact the department for approval.
/ are required for the Fitness Technician Certificate and are pre-requisites for the fall term. Department approval is require to take these courses concurrently with the fall term courses.
Recommended information sessions are scheduled during the spring summer term prior to enrollment in the Fitness Technician (FITT) Certificate Program, which begins every fall term. For the dates and times of these sessions, interested should must contact the Fitness Technican program at (505) 224-4213. These sessions provide general information about the profession of personal fitness.
Career and Educational Opportunities
The US Department of Labor expects the employment of fitness workers to increase 29 percent over the 2008-2018 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.*
*Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 edition.
Exit competencies (see Program Exit Competencies ) for this program of study are available at cnm.edu/exitcomp.
For the graduation policy refer to the Moving On section, cnm.edu or the Students tab in my CNM.