Health/Fitness Technician

The health/fitness technician program is a two-year professional/technical curriculum offered at Spokane Falls Community College. This program is designed for students looking toward a career in the health/fitness industry. Students who complete the two year program and receive an associate in applied science degree can enter the job market immediately. Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution can utilize an articulation agreement with Eastern Washington University. This agreement allows students the option of transferring directly into the exercise science program at EWU.

Certification for fitness professionals, with its emphasis on safety, reliability and high standards, is required in most fitness facilities. The HFT program prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's personal trainer exam.

The HFT program provides instruction in professional areas such as exercise physiology, anatomical kinesiology, sports nutrition, biomechanics, personal training, health screening, and exercise prescription. Related courses include stress management, first aid/ CPR and special considerations in exercise.

Contact Information

Please contact Travis Warner, (509) 533-4105, for further information about pursuing this exciting career.

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

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Class Credits
FMT 106Anatomical and Physiological Kinesiology 5.0
FMT 111Physiology of Exercise 5.0
FMT 112Special Considerations in Exercise 3.0
FMT 115Leadership Dynamics 3.0
FMT 119Principles of Strength Training 5.0
FMT 204Health Appraisal and Exercise Prescription 5.0
FMT 209Exercise and the Cardiovascular System 3.0
FMT 219Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation 5.0
FMT 225Personal Training 5.0
FMT 230Therapeutic Massage 3.0
FMT 235Biomechanics 5.0