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Fitness Specialist
​As the nation continues to embrace a healthier lifestyle, the fitness industry has an growing demand for fitness specialists in health clubs, fitness studios and sports medicine clinics.

Orange Coast College's Fitness Specialist program trains students for careers in the booming fitness industry. Graduates are qualified to be fitness instructors, exercise testing technicians. strength coaches and personal fitness counselors. 

Students in this program learn scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques of leading exercise classes and methods appropriate to establishing healthy behavior. 


Certificate of Achievement 


Fitness Specialist 

This program is designed to provide students with the theory necessary to be effective in the health fitness industry. Students will learn scientific principles of exercise and physical conditioning, techniques for measuring human performance and methods for establishing healthy nutritional patterns. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to assess and evaluate an individual's level of physical fitness. and design an exercise and diet program to improve physical fitness.

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our catalog​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potentia​l employment options of OCC certificate programs.

​Federal Gainful Employment Reports - Fitness Specia​list


​Find career outlook and salary information at www.bls.gov ​


View the program website.​


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Contact Info​

Laura Behr 
Program Coordinator 
Office: Fitness Complex 203 
(714) 432-5112