Certificate in Integrative Health and Fitness Training


The Certificate in Integrative Health and Fitness Training program offers training and preparation for those who wish to work in the fitness industry, whether full- or part-time, in an athletic club, ski resort, or sports medicine facility. Learn to evaluate each client’s level of fitness and create an appropriate fitness and nutrition plan to meet the client’s individual fitness goals. Students will gain skills and knowledge necessary to promote their services, establish trainer-client relationships, help clients to achieve individual fitness goals, and act in accordance with relevant professional codes of ethics.


Prepares students to sit the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) exam leading to the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) credential – http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html

Prepares students to sit the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam – CPR/AED certification also required

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the different types of nutraceuticals, such as vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, and functional foods, to support fitness training plans.
  • Examine anatomy and exercise physiology to support optimal athletic performance.
  • Assess client health, fitness, and goals to determine appropriate fitness training and nutrition training plans.
  • Design and implement individualized training plans tailored to athletes’ specific needs and goals for optimal sports performance.
  • Cultivate strong interpersonal skills to establish rapport, actively listen, and empathize with individuals seeking support.
  • Apply appropriate scope of practice, code of ethics, and requirements for fitness training and wellness coaching.

Current Instructors:

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Admissions Requirements:

Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

Tuition and Fees:

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