Online certificates offered in nutrition, fitness, health
The Messenger 04.10.08
The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education plans online professional certificates in nutrition, fitness and health.
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 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, as well as 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 and stay healthy will benefit from these certificates.
Courses are led by instructors and participants benefit from ongoing guidance, instruction and interaction from instructors who hold either a master’s or doctorate in exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, physical therapy, nutrition or other exercise science-related degrees. Instructors are leading experts, national presenters and teachers in the health and fitness industry who support their students and can serve as resources and mentors.
The certificate programs are offered three times a year in the fall, spring and summer semesters and can be completed in three to six months, depending on the certificate program. Courses may be taken individually and students have up to two years to complete a certificate.
Online programs will provide advanced education and CECs or CPEUs for group fitness instructors, personal trainers, RDs, physical therapists, nurses, athletic trainers and chiropractors seeking recertification or career advancement.
The program is offered in partnership with many of the nation’s leading health and fitness organizations. Students graduating from the certificate programs will be eligible to receive educational, membership and national certification exam opportunities.
The following national organizations are partners in these programs: The American Council on Exercise, Health Club Managers Inc., Idea Health and Fitness Association, International Council on Active Aging, Aquatic Exercise Association, American Senior Fitness Association, Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program, Personal Fitness Professional, Women’s Health Foundation and Healthy Moms.
For additional information, visit the UT Martin online instruction center at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/onlinecourses.php, and select the program of choice listed under Educational Fitness Solutions Inc.