Power, Agility, & Group Exercise (PAGE) Certificate

Many fitness professionals lead group exercise classes and/or engage in advanced power lifting and agility training with their clients. Similarly, strength and conditioning coaches often must create programs for large numbers of athletes and lead their clients in high-intensity training sessions. The PAGE Certificate is designed to enhance students’ practical knowledge and hands-on skills in these areas. This is ideal for students who plan to pursue these areas after graduation and for current fitness professionals who are looking to strength their skillset.

Specific skills that the PAGE Certificate addresses include designing short-term and long-term training programs, understanding how to detect and correct errors in technique, developing group exercise programs that enhance cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, and learning how to be a safe, effective, and motivating leader.

Careers

Because the PAGE Certificate is designed for fitness professionals, there are a number of careers that this supports, including:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Corporate Fitness Director

Coursework

The PAGE Certificate is 9-10 credits across 3 courses and students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to complete the certificate successfully.

  • ESC 243: Physiological Basis of Sport or ESC 321: Exercise Physiology I
  • ESC 348: Group Exercise Techniques & Leadership
  • ESC 387: Theory & Practice of Power & Agility Training

Admission Requirements

The PAGE Certificate is open to undergraduate, graduate, and non-matriculating students.

PAGE Certificate with a Minor in Exercise Science or Coaching

Students who also have an interest in Exercise Science or Coaching may complete either minor within the Exercise Science Department. Each minor requires an additional 15 credits across 5 courses. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to complete the minor successfully.

For more information about the Exercise Minor, please click here.

For more information about the Coaching Minor, please click here.