The Personal Fitness Trainer Occupational Skills Award will prepare students for technical careers in the professional fitness industry. Students will gain extensive practical experience in Personal Fitness Training to including fitness evaluation and testing, wellness, injury prevention, exercise activity design, and facility operations. The OSA will prepare students to take the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification. It will also allow students to use these courses to work towards the Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2 Certification or Personal Fitness Trainer AAS. Earning certifications shows not only that you have the right knowledge and skills to do the job, but also that you are dedicated to your fitness career. Many companies, recommend or require these certification programs to work within the field.