Program Goals and Outcomes

Fitness and nutrition certificate goals and outcomes

The online Fitness and Nutrition Certificate is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the fitness and nutrition field—from healthy menu planning and weight-loss strategies to targeted fitness routines and flexibility training.

Fitness and Nutrition Certificate

Certificate 7-11 mo As low as $50/mo
800-275-4410 (9AM - 6:30PM EST)

Program Goal

This certificate is designed to teach students the fundamentals of the fitness and nutrition field, from healthy menu planning and weight-loss strategies to targeted fitness routines and flexibility training.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Understand how fitness affects physical and mental well-being, assess current fitness, plan goals, and recognize opportunities in the fitness field
  • Understand how medical terms build meaning by combining word parts, with a focus on exercise science terminology
  • Identify major organs and their functions within each system
  • Understand how nutrients fit into a healthy eating plan, and distinguish the ingredients needed to prepare healthy and specialized menus
  • Identify muscle structures and their roles in movement, and understand the physiology of muscle contraction, and recognize the importance of attaining good posture
  • Recognize the structures of the pulmonary circuit and understand the design of cardiorespiratory exercise programs
  • Understand the benefits and safety concerns of resistance training, and identify exercise routines for functional training
  • Identify the structures of the upper and lower body, and identify programs and exercises to enhance upper- and lower-body fitness
  • Recognize the benefits of increased flexibility, ascertain the components of safe training, and know how to minimize stress
  • Understand how to determine short- and long-term fitness goals, design programs, track progress, and promote lifetime fitness
  • Identify common risks and signs of disease, know how to obtain and use screening data, and understand how to supply exercise information for people with health conditions
  • Recognize how to keep clients motivated and avoid liability issues

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