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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 certificate is ideal for current fitness professionals looking to strengthen their skillset, but current students who plan to pursue work in the fitness world after graduation can also benefit.

Career Opportunities

Because the PAGE Certificate is best suited for current and future fitness professionals, it supports careers in the following areas:

  • Personal Training
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Group Exercise Instruction
  • Sport Coaching
  • Corporate Fitness/Wellness

Additionally, completing the PAGE Certificate helps prepare students for three national certifications:


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

  • ESC 343: Foundations of Exercise Physiology (Prerequisite: ESC 150 and BIO 150/238/350)
  • ESC 348: Group Exercise Techniques & Leadership (Pre/Corequisite: ESC 321/343)
  • ESC 387: Theory & Practice of Power & Agility Training (Pre/Corequisite: ESC 321/343)

Note that Exercise Science Majors in the Human Performance & Fitness Concentration will complete this coursework as part of their normal program of study.

Admission Requirements

The PAGE Certificate is open to any non-matriculating student and any Undergraduate student. Interested students must meet the following criteria to be admitted into the certificate:

  • GPA of 2.00 or above

It is strongly recommended that students complete BIO 150 as one of their Natural World & Technology General Education courses because it is a prerequisite for ESC 343, which is required for the certificate. While this is not a requirement for declaring the certificate, it is necessary to progress through it.

Non-matriculating students should have a background in exercise along with human anatomy and physiology. Please contact the Exercise Science Department with questions about how your background may fit with the certificate.

PAGE Certificate and a Minor in Exercise Science or Coaching

Undergraduate students who also have an interest in Exercise Science or Coaching may complete either minor within the Exercise Science Department alongside the certificate. 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.

View more information about the Exercise Science Minor.

View more information about the Coaching Minor.

Contact the Exercise Science Department Henderson Gym 109 1871 Old Main Drive Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1721 Fax: (717) 477-4083