Former Student, Eric Exercise Science department

Eric, give a little background history of yourself.

I was your average kid. I did well in school, always behaved, but I had become obsessed with fitness at an early age. It all got started when my parents gave me a small bench press when I was 11 years old. Ever since then I have been a very active lifting weights and exercise in general. When senior year of high school came, I had to make a decision. What was I going to go to school for? So I decided to go to school for something related to exercise, and with a bit of research I found that ACC had exactly what I was looking for.

What made you decide to pursue this area of study (i.e. Exercise Science)?

I had been into exercise for a relatively long time and I knew that I would enjoy studying this field and advancing my knowledge.

What made you to decide to pursue this interest in the Exercise Science program at ACC?

When I was growing up, I was always told that going to school is going to get me a better job when I’m older, so I knew I had to go to college for something. I had heard that ACC was a very good school and when I looked into the different programs they offered, I knew I had to participate in the exercise science program because I knew I would enjoy learning that material.

What was the most challenging/difficult part of the program?

One of the most difficult parts of the program was the anatomy and physiology courses. Although it was difficult due to the vast amount of information it provides, it was arguably one of the most interesting and valuable courses in the program.

What was the best/most beneficial part of the program?

For me, the most beneficial part of the program is the ability to teach. The information and skills you learn during this program is very thorough and really teaches you everything you would need to know to both do exercises tasks and the ability to pass on this knowledge to others either in the form of teaching or training with clients.

Are you currently employed as a Personal Fitness Trainer?  If so, at what capacity?  If not, why not?

I am not currently employed as a personal fitness trainer because I am in the process of starting my own small personal training business. With the information I have learned through ACC I am 100% confident in my ability to operate on my own.

If you had a single piece of advice for someone interested in being a Personal Fitness Trainer, what would it be?

If you are someone who is looking to learn everything you need to know about exercise and personal training, ACC’s exercise science program is definitely for you. Check out the program and get in touch with the head representative of the program Pamela Soto. She will help you a ton with organizing your plan and she is very informed, and I would take note of any bit of information she provides. Believe me, I’ve learned this first hand.

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