Saturdays: Sep 25 – Oct 30, 2021 Hybrid Option: Lectures online, Practical Labs – 1:00pm – 4:00pm National Exam Date: Nov 6, 2021
Turn Your Passion for Fitness Into a Rewarding Career
Are you looking to help others reach their fitness goals? In collaboration with the World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), we offer a Personal Trainer Certification Program designed to help you start a successful career as a trainer. This six-week intensive workshop provides in-class theory and hands-on practical training. Virtual lectures cover anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more. The in-person practical skill labs cover essential hands-on skills to master assessing clients, stretching, warm-ups/cool downs, exercise analysis with execution, and programming design. This course prepares students for the National Exam held on the sixth week. Test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online CPT course to review lectures and labs included at no extra cost. Earn a Level 1 certification upon completion of the workshop and successfully passing the written, practical exams, and providing proof of current CPR certification*. Level 2 certification is achieved once you complete a 30-hour employer mentored internship.
Who Should Enroll
Fitness enthusiasts or anyone seeking a new career in the health and fitness industry
Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology
Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines
Design and customize exercise programs
Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardio-respiratory and flexibility exercises
Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group
Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise
Required textbook: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. ON SALE while supply lasts – The e-book costs $70 and the cost for the hard cover version is $110, plus $15.95 for shipping. To order with W.I.T.S. click here while SALE supplies last. Amazon also has a rent a book set up. Check out Amazon textbooks here and save.
The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts a 8% increase in employment projections for Fitness Trainers from 2014-2024. National average hourly wage is $25. Be your own boss! Supplement your current salary or work full time as a personal trainer.
Lectures (15 hours)
Fundamentals of Anatomy
Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology
Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise
Muscular Strength and Endurance
Practical (15 hours)
Biomechanics of Exercise
Weight Training Techniques
Proof of current CPR (for issuance of certificate). This must be a live hands-on CPR/AED course. (Online courses will not be accepted.)
Attendance is required to complete the training (1 missed class permitted)
Passing grades on both the written and practical exams
Completion of 30-hour practical internship (Level 2 Certification)
Class Prerequisite: Must be at least 18 years of age and have received a high school diploma or GED certificate.
COVID-19 Notice:Understand that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that there is a risk. We care about our student trainers, teachers, and testers. Therefore, we are requiring masks to enter the gym or college location at the assigned time/s. You must agree to wear a mask at all times and you will be asked to leave the facility if you do not have one or wear it on site at all times.
Refunds: All courses have a $25 processing fee on refunds.
Online Course Access Statement All of our online courses have 6 month full 24/7 access to complete your online program. The experience is awesome, simple and very digestible for the novice fitness enthusiast.