Getting Started

To get started on this exciting new career path, students should follow the steps indicated below:
  1. Is this program right for you? The best way to find out more about the program is to attend one of the quarterly Informational Meetings indicated below. This website also contains information that will help you make a decision about whether this program is right for you.
  2. Steps to apply to Clark College: Please go to Admissions and Financial Aid "Quick Step" page to get admitted to Clark College.
  3. Steps to apply to the Fitness Trainer Program:
    1. Submit a Statement of Intent to get admitted to the Fitness Trainer Program.
    2. Submit a Major Declaration form to registration. When filling out the form, for "Declared major area of study at Clark" use the code is "351" for the Fitness Trainer Program. For the "What type of degree or certificate are you seeking" choose the "Associate of Applied Science (AAS)" degree option.
    3. Make an advising appointment:
      1. New or first year students will need to go to General Advising and request a "Health Occupations Specialist" advisor. There you will receive an educational plan that can help you map out your coursework. Many courses in the Fitness Trainer Program are only offered once a year, so it is important to create a long term plan.
      2. Second year students will need to sign-up for an advising appointment with the Fitness Trainer Coordinator, Lisa Borho. An advising sign-up sheet is available during the fifth week of the term through the first week of registration. The appointment sheet is available on the bulletin board across from OSC 202.
        Lisa Borho
        Office Location: OSC 202
        Ph. (360) 992-2184
Informational Meetings
Quarterly informational meetings are held about the Fitness Trainer Program at Clark College. Attending an informational meeting is mandatory for those who intend to pursue the Fitness Trainer degree. Attendees will learn about a career in fitness training. They will also find out about the program requirements, eligibility, rules, advising process, and how to get started.

Fitness Trainer Informational Meeting-Fall 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
OSC 204
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