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Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer

This fast-paced program prepares students for employment as fitness instructors or personal trainers in entry-level to mid-management positions in health and fitness clubs, athletic clubs, strength training gyms, corporate fitness centers, YMCAs and recreation organizations. The curriculum is designed to help students prepare for the American College of Sports Medicine Health/Fitness Instructor, American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer certification exams. Ninety-nine hours of industry-based, internship or cooperative work experience is required for program completion.

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Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application.

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Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, AAS

Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, AAS-T

Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer, Certificate of Proficiency


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(425) 739-8290
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11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034

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Levine, Allen

Allen Levine
(425) 739-8290

Allen was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, growing up competing in a variety of sports. Cycling called to him 18 years ago and he became a competitive cyclist. Over the past eight years, Allen has worked in a variety of settings from performance centers with athletes to mainstream fitness facilities, including PRO Sports Club and Columbia Athletic Club. Whether it is injury recovery, weight loss, or athletic improvement, Allen loves to show people how far they can push themselves and what they are capable of accomplishing.

Allen has experience teaching kinesiology and EKG analysis. His academic specialties include improving athletic performance through proper functional training and improving power production through complex training.

Allen attended Eastern Washington University, earning a BS in Exercise Science in 2004, and a MS in Physical Education in 2007. He holds a CSCS certification from NSCA.

 Emily Golden


Emily Golden
Part-Time Faculty
(425) 739-8100 x8319

Emily grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a passion for sports and exercise. Competing from a young age in soccer, she cultivated a passion for the field of health and fitness. Emily has spent the majority of her fitness career working in rehabilitative, preventative and geriatric fitness. She enjoys the improvements of quality of life and longevity that come from exercising with special populations.

During her time earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Washington State University, Emily published research on protocol based exercise programs for geriatrics. She has a special academic interest in biomechanics, injury prevention and exercise response on chronic conditions. 



Bethany DuSchene
Instructional Support Technician
(425) 739-8100 x8669