ONLINE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES IN
Stony Brook University is pleased to offer Online Professional Certificates in Fitness Business Management, Nutrition, Personal Fitness Training, Personal Training and Group Exercise Training for Older Adults, and Women's Exercise Training and Wellness. These interactive, comprehensive web-based certificate programs, several with an optional elective field internship course, will allow students from around the world to fit courses into their busy work and home schedules. The certificate programs are designed to supply essential educational pathways and career opportunities to those seeking to start a career in the emerging health/fitness industry, those actively involved in the allied health/medical field and registered dietitians who desire continuing educational units/credits. In addition, those from the surrounding community who want the most up to date information on how to become/stay healthy will benefit from these certificates as well.
All courses are led by instructors who hold either a master’s or doctoral degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, physical therapy, nutrition or other exercise science related degrees. They are leading experts, national presenters, and teachers in the health and fitness industry who will support their students and can serve as valuable resources and mentors. Students benefit from the instructors' on-going guidance, instruction, and interaction.
With our flexible course schedule, students can start whenever they are ready. Courses may be taken separately or as part of a certificate program. Most certificate programs can be completed in 3 to 6 months, but students have up to two years to complete a program.
The Online Advantage
Continuing Education Credit
The following National Organizations/Associations have approved the online certificate programs/courses for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs):
In addition, the growth in demand for a qualified fitness professional attests to the fact that this is a valuable, much needed service profession. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau publication Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment for fitness professionals is expected to increase 44% from 2002 to 2012.
The following national organizations are partners in these programs: The American Council on Exercise (ACE), Health Club Managers, Inc., Idea Health and Fitness Association, International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), American Senior Fitness Association (SFA), Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, Women’s Health Foundation, National Posture Institute, SuperKids Nutrition Inc. , and Healthy Moms.
ACE provides graduating certificate students a preferred discount on the ACE Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials. IDEA has provided content/curriculum in the program; in addition, students receive a complimentary 6-month membership to the digital edition of IDEA Fitness Journal. PFP is providing students with a 3-year free subscription, which includes 8 print issues per year, a bi-monthly e-newsletter, access to their digital magazine and an interactive website with blogs, polls, articles and much more.
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Click on the links below for details about each program:
School of Professional Development at Stony
Last modified on 01/09/2013.