ABC NEWS.com and Fortune Magazine rank “personal fitness trainer” as the fourth hottest job in the United States. In this blended program, students will prepare for an exciting career in this field as they master the fundamentals of personal training, gain real-life experience in an internship, and prepare to take the nationally-recognized W.I.T.S. certification exam. The program includes 15 online lecture hours, 15 practical lab hours (blended live location), and a 30-hour internship.
Note: There is no additional fee for the internship, and it is required for certification. Students will receive a “courtesy” list of approved facilities that are familiar with the program and the internship requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to contact a facility and complete the internship.
Students can select from a list of 67 practical training locations. Although practical training may be available at local facilities, some students may have to travel to regional sites to complete their training. There is no additional fee for the practical training and testing, but students will be responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.
Contact hours: 60
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Writing Young Adult Fiction
From Harry Potter to Twilight, young adult fiction is one of the hottest genres for today’s novels. This course shows you how to develop your own young adult story step-by-step, from structuring your plot to polishing your final manuscript. You’ll learn how to connect with teens and young adults, write breathtaking action scenes, and create realistic dialogue. And best of all, you’ll find out how to get published! Whether you’re interested in writing fantasy, romance, science fiction, or historical novels, you’ll learn everything you need to know to make your story a success.
This course explores strategies for success in everyday interpersonal communication. You’ll explore clear examples of verbal and nonverbal habits, effective listening, self-concept, differences in cultural and gender conversation styles, and conflict management. You’ll also gain practical strategies you can use today to improve communication at home, in social situations, and in the workplace.
To learn more, call Coastal Bend College at (361) 362-2633 or go to www.coastalbend.edu/ce for more information.