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Fitness Professional - How to Get Started

You can start the Fitness Professional Certificate program any term. Students admitted to MHCC can sign up for classes in the program after reading, writing, and math placement requirements have been met.

Complete the MHCC Application Process

It is easy to get started at MHCC. Simply follow the steps in our new student checklist. These include filling out the admission form, figuring out how to pay for college through programs like the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), connecting with our staff to choose classes, and more.

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Applied to MHCC? Here's what to do next

After you have been admitted to MHCC, you will need to meet the course registration requirements in reading, writing, and math.

Placement Requirements Needed to Get Started in This Program

Placement into RD115 or completion of RD090 Placement into WR121 or completion of WR115 Placement into MTH065 or completion of MTH060

 Learn more about college placement testing

Sign up for classes

After completing the placement requirements, you can sign up for classes. First-term students should sign up for these classes: 

  • HPE170 Structure and Function of the Human Body (three credits)
  • HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life (three credits)
  • MTH065 Beginning Algebra II (or higher, excluding MTH098) (four credits)
  • PE131 Introduction to Exercise and Sports Science (three credits)
  • HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies (three credits)

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Additional Program Costs

This program has no additional costs other than Mt. Hood Community College tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Textbooks per term range from $100-$500, and can be purchased online through the
college bookstore.

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Have questions about the Fitness Professional Program?

Read Fitness Professional Frequently Asked Questions

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