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Group Fitness
Degrees & Certificates

Group Fitness Instructor

The Group Fitness Instructor Certificate Program at College of San Mateo prepares students to teach group exercise classes. Students who complete the program will have the knowledge and experience to pass a Group Fitness Certification test. Upon completing the program and passing this test, students will be able to teach at health clubs, fitness centers, and privately owned fitness studios. Students in this program will learn the foundations of knowledge and skills necessary to teach a safe and effective group fitness class, no matter the type of modality.

This includes:
  • Anatomy
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Instructional Techniques
  • Class Design
  • Injury Prevention
Upon completing the program and passing the Group Fitness test students will be able to teach group fitness classes at health clubs, fitness centers, and privately owned fitness studios.

Certificate Requirements
  • 6 semester units
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the certificate.
KINE 130 Group Fitness Instructor Lecture 3 units
KINE 131 Group Fitness Instructor Lab 1 units

Select two units from the following:

FITN 116.1 Body Conditioning I 0.5-1 unit
FITN 116.2 Body Conditioning II 0.5-1 unit
FITN 116.3 Body Conditioning III 0.5-1 unit
FITN 116.4 Body Conditioning IV 0.5-1 unit
FITN 134 Track and Trail Aerobics 0.5-1 unit
FITN 235.1 Boot Camp I 0.5-1 unit
FITN 235.2 Boot Camp II 0.5-1 unit
FITN 235.3 Boot Camp III 0.5-1 unit
FITN 235.4 Boot Camp IV 0.5-1 unit
FITN 237 Total Core Training 0.5-1 unit
FITN 301.1 Indoor Cycling I 0.5-1 unit
FITN 301.2 Indoor Cycling II 0.5-1 unit
FITN 301.3 Indoor Cycling III 0.5-1 unit
FITN 301.4 Indoor Cycling IV 0.5-1 unit
FITN 334.1 Yoga I 0.5-1 unit 
FITN 334.2 Yoga II 0.5-1 unit
FITN 334.3 Yoga III 0.5-1 unit
FITN 334.4 Yoga IV 0.5-1 unit
FITN 335.1 Pilates I 0.5-1 unit 
FITN 335.2 Pilates II 0.5-1 unit
FITN 335.3 Pilates III 0.5-1 unit
FITN 335.4 Pilates IV 0.5-1 unit