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

  • Develop a diet plan for a particular person engaging in a specific sport
  • Examine the influence of nutrition on the anatomy and physiology of exercise
  • Perform, integrate, and report subjective, objective, movement, and postural assessment
  • Provide exercise technique and training instructions
  • Convey basic nutritional concepts, weight management concepts, and nutritional guidelines for enhancing athletic performance
  • Facilitate client goal setting strategies and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques using active listening, powerful questioning and direct communication, and motivational interviewing techniques
  • Develop and maintain an effective coaching plan with a mock client, applying principles of wellness through therapeutic lifestyle changes
  • Facilitate learning and results by creating awareness, designing actions, planning, and goal setting

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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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