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Group Fitness

The Exercise Studies Certificate Program offers students skills and techniques in fitness leadership. Students will have the opportunity to become certified Fitness Instructors through Schwinn Indoor Cycling or Core Power Yoga. Experience through internship placement will offer practice and preparation to ensure success in becoming fitness leaders.


Amy Jamieson (
Phone: (805) 893-2956
Fax: (805) 893-7054

Required Classes

Required Preparatory Classes:

(Choose four)ES 1-10(A,B,C),ES 1-43(A,B,C) ES 1-12 or ES 1-15(A,B,C)

Required Interdisciplinary Courses:

(Choose two)MCDBA 1A, PSY 3, PSY 101, PSY 106

Required ESS Courses:

ESS 2Substance Use and Nutrition
ESS 3Nutrition for Health
ESS 4ALife Fitness
ESS 100Research, Inquiry, & Entrepreneurship in Exercise & Sport
ESS 131 or ESS 132Sport & Exercise Psychology or Sport Sociology
ESS 150Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Certification Prep Course:

Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Core Power Yoga


ESS 193Internship in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Sport