Minor in Personal Training
The Personal Training minor pairs well with any Kinesiology major, providing the basic groundwork for becoming a certified personal trainer or exercise specialist. These jobs are available in community, corporate, university and clinical settings.
Topics studied include anatomy, physiology, health, screening and evaluation, special populations, weight management, exercise prescription and training instruction.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Techniques of Teaching Weight Training||Basic principles of fitness and weight training and their application to the classroom and conditioning programs.|
|Advanced Concepts of Personal Training||Prepares and qualifies students to work as personal trainers. Bridges the gap between exercise science related course work and the practical application skills of personal training.|
|Theory and Methodology of Resistance Training||A structured system of training can be established that incorporates training activities that target specific physiological, phychological and performance characteristics of individual sports and athletes.|
|Exercise Assessment and Prescription||Application of exercise physiological concepts to exercise prescription and programming including analysis of techniques used for health appraisal, risk stratification and fitness assessment, and evaluation of strategies used to promote physical activity.|
|Personal Training Practicum||Field experience for student trainers to work with clients of various ages, fitness levels, experiences, and goals.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology, graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1998 and received a Master of Education in Sports Administration in 2003 from Wichita State University. Over the course of his career, he has been an educator and coach at the secondary level, an assistant principal/athletic director, a college instructor and [...]read more
Kevin King, assistant professor of kinesiology, has worked as an athletic trainer for all levels of athletes – from elementary school children to professional athletes. Prior to joining the Evangel faculty in 2007, he was the Program Director for Sport Strength and Conditioning for Cox Health Systems in Springfield, Missouri. He now serves as the [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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