• Fitness Center Certification Course


    The online portion must be completed in full (and passed) by the second day of the in-person portion.
    • Both portions of the course must be completed in full and passed successfully in the advertised time frame in order for a student to become certified.
    The in-person portion requires the participant to be able to properly perform the following exercises: Back Squat, Deadlift, Bench Press, Shoulder Press and Triceps Extension.
    No refunds are granted for students who do not successfully complete both portions of the program in the allocated time.
               Attendance at in-person sessions is mandatory.                 
    LOCATION: High School Fitness Center   
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Class registration closes at 3pm the week prior to the classor when the class is full.  Walk-ins will not be permitted to take the course.
    ON-LINE COURSE: You will receive an email indicating that you have been enrolled in the course on Friday of the registration deadline week, sooner if the class fills. You can check your Google Classroom.  
    IN-PERSON DATE: Will be listed on your course receipt. 
    CLASS DATES/TIME: **Please note - the classes will not be available on the Community Education website until after 10am on Friday, April 5.
    • Incoming 9th graders are eligible to take any of the classes listed for April through August. 
    • Students that attend the April or May classes can not begin to use the fitness center until the start of the summer hours, which begin June 6.
    • The class receives an email the Friday PRIOR to when your class is held (not when the class fills) with details on the class and access to the online course.    


        • A shuttle from both middle schools to the high school will be available for the options that are in bold (4:15-5:45pm) classes.
        • Parent pick up is required. 

    Option 1: Tuesday/Thursday, April 23 & 25; 4:15-5:45 pm

    Option 2: Wednesday/Friday, April 24 & 26; 5:00-6:30 pm

    Option 3: Tuesday/Thursday, April 30 & May 2; 4:15-5:45 pm

    Option 4: Wednesday/Friday, May 1 & 3; 5:00-6:30 pm

    Option 5: Tuesday/Thursday, May 7 & 9, 4:15-5:45 pm

    Option 6: Tuesday/Thursday, May 14 & 16; 4:15-5:45 pm

    Option 7: Wednesday/Friday, May 15 & 17, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Option 8: Monday/Wednesday, May 20 & 22, 5:00-6:30 pm

    Option 9: Tuesday/Thursday, May 21 & 23, 4:15-5:45 pm



    Option 1: Thursday, June 6 & Friday, June 7: 10:30 am-Noon

    Option 2: Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 13: 9:00 am-10:30 am

    Option 3: Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday, June 13: 10:30 am-Noon

    Option 4: Tuesday, June 18 & Wednesday, June 19: 10:30 am- Noon

    Option 5: Thursday, June 20 & Friday, June 21: 10:30 am- Noon

    Option 6: Tuesday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 26: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    Option 7: Tuesday, June 25 & Wednesday, June 26: 10:30 am - Noon

    Option 8: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11: 10:30 am - Noon

    Option 9: Wednesday, July 17 & Thursday, July 18: 10:30 am - Noon

    Option 10: Thursday, August 1 & Friday, August 2: 10:30 am - Noon


    IN-PERSON DURATION: 2 Days for 1.5 hours
    COURSE LIMIT: 12 students
    • Course Minimum: Eight (8) students must be registered or the course will be canceled.

    ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: You must attend all sessions on the dates listed (for the option you choose) to complete the course. 

    COST: $27 fee
    • All students must be pre-registered and paid in advance.
    • All students must pass the online course prior to the in-person instruction. 
    • No walk-ins will be accepted.
    • If you are registering for any April to August Pre-Certification Class and your student is currently in 8th grade, please make sure to update their grade level to the Fall 2024 school year (8th currently, edit your account to reflect 9th grade). 
    • Once a student is registered with the district, they will be assigned a school email address. Emails begin to be assigned in mid-July. If the student does not have an email address after July 15th, please email itsupport@scasd.org
    • Go to the Community Education Website and click All Classes.
    • New users will need to create an account.
      • Click Create An Account near the bottom of the page.
      • Follow the on-screen prompts to create an account.
    • Once you have created your account or signed in, click All Classes at the top of the page.
    • Scroll to Fitness Certification (Hybrid) and click the course name. Click Register Now next to the appropriate course. Be sure to pay attention to individual class dates!
    • Select the student you would like to enroll in the course.
    • You will be asked a series of questions about each enrolled student.
    • Click View Cart & Checkout.
    • Complete payment with a Visa or MasterCard.
    • Note - for summer offerings, if you are a rising 9th grader, you must update the student's grade prior to selecting the course or you will be unable to enroll the student.
    • Payment MUST be completed at the time of registration. (See above)
    • Do not return payment to the Fitness Center or High School.
      • Cancellations must be made by contacting the Community Education office at least five (5) business days prior to the start of a course or no refund will be issued.  All cancellations are subject to a $15 non-refundable processing fee.
    SCASD Community Education 240 Villa Crest Drive, State College, PA 16801
    Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
    (814) 231-1061 or commed-reg@scasd.org

    Attendance at all classes is mandatory. 

    This course is open to the following State High students:

    • INCOMING ninth graders (beginning in APRIL). 
    • Current ninth graders who do not have physical education scheduled until the Spring semester.
    • Tenth through twelfth graders who have not yet obtained certification that was offered in ninth grade. 
    • For those students that completed physical education via correspondence.
    • Transfer students

    If you fall into one of these two groups, you are required to obtain pre-certification before you can participate in the Fitness Club or with an athletic team at the Fitness Center.

    Ninth graders currently taking PE will be certified in November/December in PE class.  If a student does not wish to pay for this course, they can wait to become certified in class.

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