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    Personal Trainer

    June 2010 Needs Assessment

    Prepared by Carli Straight Date: June 14, 2010 Personal Trainer

    RRN 1,783

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    Scope Data compiled in this report covers San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. Data were drawn from external sources, including the Employment Development Departments California Labor Market Information and the U.S. Department of Educations Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), as well as Chaffey Colleges Colleague Administrative database. Data Sources and Calculations Educational Program Data TOP Code Program of Study

    0835.20 Fitness Trainer The Taxonomy of Programs (TOP) is a standardized system used at the state level to classify programs and courses at California Community Colleges that are intended to achieve the same outcome. The proposed Personal Trainer program at Chaffey College is classified under the Fitness Trainer TOP code. CIP Code Program of Study

    31.0504 Sport and Fitness Administration/Management The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) is a standardized coding system used at the federal level to facilitate accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study and program completion at educational institutions throughout the country. This report draws on the Sport and Fitness Administration/Management CIP code, which maps to the Fitness Trainer TOP code, to compare Chaffey College to other institutions and examine employment trends. Completions Data Degree and certificate data for all comparison schools were collected from the U.S. Department of Educations Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). All comparison institutions included in this report are postsecondary and have provided data to IPEDS. IPEDS defines postsecondary education as a formal program designed primarily for students beyond high school age. These include academic, vocational, and continuing professional education, and exclude avocational and adult basic education programs. Occupational Data SOC Code Occupational Title

    27.2022 Coaches and Scouts

    39.9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

    39.9032 Recreation Workers The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories. The Sport and Fitness Administration/Management CIP code was mapped to the three SOC codes listed in the table above using the crosswalk described in the paragraph below.

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    Educational Program to Occupation Crosswalk The TOP-CIP-SOC Crosswalk (Employment Development Department, 2007) was used in this report to map TOP codes to CIP and SOC codes. This crosswalk allows the user to estimate labor market demand for California Community College program completers using SOC-based projections from the California Labor Market Information Division. Industry Data The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is used by federal statistical agencies to classify business establishments for the purpose of conducting and reporting research on the U.S. business economy. The Standard Occupation Classification codes are mapped to industry data by the California Labor Market Information Division. Industry information is used to geographically map the business locations of potential employers as well as to observe trends across the industries that employ the occupations identified above.

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    Introduction and Contents Contents Background Information 5 Regional Job Outlook 7 Largest and Fastest Growing Industry Employers 10 Regional Graduation Summary 12 Sample Fitness Trainer Program 13 Enrollment and Completion in a Similar Program at Chaffey College 14 Map of Competitor Institutions 15 Purpose and Goals The purpose of this report is to integrate and analyze data from multiple sources to determine labor market needs for the addition of a Personal Trainer program at Chaffey College. The report describes the regional job outlook and compares it to the number of recent graduates at other regional institutions.

    Regional Definitions Inland Empire includes the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Los Angeles County includes the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metropolitan Division Orange County includes the Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine Metropolitan Division Key Terms and Concepts Replacement Jobs: Replacement jobs refer to the number of job openings due to workers leaving an occupation. Annual Openings: Annual openings are calculated by adding the number of new jobs to the number of replacement jobs, divided by the number of years in the projection period. Projections: Projections of employment are calculated by the Employment Development Department and are based on a mathematical formula that includes historical employment and economic indicators along with national, state, and local trends. Occupation: Jobs are grouped into occupations using the federal Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system. Industry: Occupations are grouped into industries using the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Wages: Hourly wages are reported in percentiles and averages. The 25th percentile is a useful proxy of entry-level wages and the 75th percentile of experienced-level wages.

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    Background Information 1 California Community Colleges, Chancellors Office, Taxonomy of Programs, Sixth Edition (Corrected Version). 2 O*Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/find

    Fitness Trainer Fitness Trainer programs in California Community Colleges focus on preparing students for training occupations in fitness and health. Examples of occupation titles are fitness specialist, aerobics or movement instructor, and human performance technician.1 The descriptions of job duties for Fitness Trainer-related occupations are provided by the Occupational Information Network.2

    Coaches and Scouts Coaches and Scouts instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. They may also evaluate athletes strengths and weaknesses to decide whether they qualify as recruits or to improve the athletes technique. Typical Tasks

    Plan, organize, and conduct practice sessions Provide training direction, encouragement, and motivation to prepare athletes for games,

    competitive events, and/or tours Identify and recruit potential athletes, arranging and offering incentives such as athletic

    scholarships Plan strategies and choose team members for individual games or sports seasons Plan and direct physical conditioning programs that will enable athletes to achieve

    maximum performance Adjust coaching techniques, based on the strengths and weaknesses of athletes File scouting reports that detail player assessments, provide recommendations on athlete

    recruitment, and identify locations and individuals to be targeted for future recruitment efforts

    Keep records of athlete, team, and opposing team performance Instruct individuals or groups in sports rules, game strategies, and performance principles,

    such as specific ways of moving the body, hands, or feet to achieve desired results Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of opposing teams to develop game strategies

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    Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and sports fundamentals. They also observe participants and advise them of how to correct movements to improve their skills. Typical Tasks

    Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement

    Instruct participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines

    Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of

    muscles, depending on participants capabilities and limitations Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion Evaluate individuals abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training

    programs to meet any special requirements Monitor participants progress and adapt programs as needed Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities,

    and the use of exercise equipment Provide students with information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control, and

    lifestyle issues Administer emergency first aid, wrap injuries, treat minor chronic disabilities, or refer injured

    persons to physicians

    Recreation Workers Recreation workers conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. They organize and promote activities such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, social recreation, camping, and hobbies. Typical Tasks

    Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety

    Manage the daily operations of recreational facilities Administer first aid according to prescribed procedures, and notify emergency medical

    personnel when necessary Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities such as arts, crafts, sports,

    games, camping, and hobbies Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining facility

    rules, and encouraging participation Supervise and coordinate the work activities of personnel, such as training staff members

    and assigning work duties Confer with man