ACC Exercise Science students Paula Korzeniewski and Eric Mendoza.


We train and educate those interested in entering the profession of a Personal Fitness Trainer.

Pursue an education offered with a balanced format of instruction in the areas of exercise science, exercise physiology, and fitness and exercise testing, as well as practical instruction emphasizing “hands-on” labs taught by qualified faculty in a collaborative environment. ┬áCoupled with a summer internship (for the Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate and the Exercise Science AAS Degree) there is no more thorough way to enter the profession of a Personal Fitness Trainer!

We are now nationally accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (personal fitness training).

This is required by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  Join the first (and only) accredited program in Texas and fifth accredited personal fitness training program in the nation!


Our Mission

The objective of the Exercise Science Program is to produce Personal Trainers who are knowledgeable in both the concepts of fitness and health as well as skilled in the application of training methods on a healthy individual.

The Exercise Science Program offers an educational avenue for individuals interested in a career in the fitness industry as a personal fitness trainer. The program offers a curriculum that integrates practical learning skills with current exercise related principles such that the graduate can enter the workforce as an employee with the practical, educational and interpersonal skills needed to function as a personal fitness trainer. The program also provides the opportunity for professional development, general public education, and preparation for national exams offered through ACE, NSCA, and ACSM.


The program also incorporates material specific to national certification preparation for exams such as those offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (C-PT), National Strength and Conditioning Association (C-PT) and the American Council on Exercise (PT).