OSU Resistance Training Leader Program

College of Public Health and Human Sciences
and
Department of Recreational Sports

This combination of courses and hands-on experiences have been strategically assembled to grow an experiential understanding of resistance training and lead to competitive placement in Recreational Sports, PAC and Faculty Staff Fitness, as well as post-graduation kinesiology careers.

 

Employment opportunities at OSU Eligibility requirement
Rec Sport Fitness Training Specialist
FSF/PAC Assistant
Level 1
Apprentice
Rec Sport Personal Trainer*
Rec Sports Fitness Training Associate*
FSF/PAC Leader
Level 2
Practitioner
Rec Sport Sr. Fitness Training Associate**
FSF/PAC Instructor#
Level 3
Mentor

* Professional Development funds available for NCCA Certification
** Professional Development funding available for ACSM Exercise is Medicine certification and NCCA Personal Training Certificate
# Bachelor’s Degree or faculty oversight required

 

Academic forums can be found online in the OSU Academic Catalog under PAC or KIN. Non-academic programs are registered through the OSU Rec Sports shop page or at Dixon Recreation Center.

An official OSU CPHHS digital badge is awarded at each level of accomplishment.

 

Physical Activity Peer Team

From tabling events to exercise buddies, this group of Rec Sports enthusiasts works together to invite and inspire non-exercisers to find an activity they love.

 

Leadership Workshop

Whether leading an individual client or a full classroom, this forum offers the basic tools for success. Grow your understanding of growth mindset, risk management, accessibility, group dynamics, and other learning theories.


Program levels

 

Level 1 - Apprentice

Education / Training

  PAC 287 & 288 Weight Training 1 & 2 or Become a Personal Trainer 1 (40 hrs)

  American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver First Aid or American Red Cross First Aid

  CPR/AED for Adult and Child or BLS for Healthcare Providers

Volunteer hours

(KIN 409 Practicum eligible)

  30 hours with Faculty Staff Fitness (FSF) or Physical Activity Course (PAC) or Physical Activity Peer Team

Total

3-4 classes, 40 volunteer hours

 

Level 2 - Practitioner

Education / Training

  KIN 394 Resistance Training Program Design or Become a Personal Trainer 2 (40 hrs)

  Leadership Workshpp

Volunteer hours

(KIN 409 Practicum eligible)

   30 hours with the Physical Activity Peer Team Leader or FSF or PAC

Employment

  Fitness Training Specialist or FSF Leader or PAC Leader

Total

1 class, 1 workshop, 30 volunteer hours, 1 job experience

 

Level 3 - Mentor

Education / Training

  NCCA Personal Training and one additional national credential:

  • USA Weightlifting
  • or Exercise is Medicine (EIM)
Volunteer hours

(KIN 409 Practicum eligible)

  30 internship hours with FSF or PAC or Olympic Lifting Program or Specialty Training Program

Employment

  Facilitate 10 PAC or FSF classes or personal or group training sessions

Total

 2 national credentials, 30 internship hours, 10 deliveries