ESS Department

ESS Department
ESS Department

Personal Training Certificate

The Personal Training certificate prepares students to enter the field of personal training. Curriculum includes concepts of assessment, resistance training program design, injury prevention, basic nutrition, personal fitness and fitness instruction. Students will prepare to sit for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer exam.


Amy Jamieson (

Phone: (805) 893-2956

Fax: (805) 893-7054

Required Classes

Required Preparatory Classes:
ES 1-43 Weight Training A, B
Required ESS Courses:
ESS 3 Nutrition for Health
ESS 4A Life Fitness
ESS 9 Principles of Health Promotion
ESS 131 Sport & Exercise Psychology
ESS 150 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Certification Prep Course:
NASM Personal Trainer Certification Prep Course
(Offered thru UCSB Leisure Review)
ESS 193 Internship in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Sport