Personal Trainer National Certification

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ZDEV-068 Personal Trainer National Certification (36 hours)
Fee: $599

October 17 - November 21, Saturdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm



Frequently Asked Questions  (PDF File)

W.I.T.S. Orientation Video



Industry Certification

This program is approved for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and BodyWork (NCBTMP) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Course Description

Join this fun field and be a part of what ABC NEWS ranks as the 4th hottest job in the US at a national average salary of $25 an hour! Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, this course will provide all of the information you need to become a CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER. This challenging program is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and skill competency. Morning lectures include coverage of anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, etc. Afternoons are spent at an area gym providing practical "hands on" training that prepares you to actually work with clients.

The National Exam is held on the 6th week. Proof of CPR and a 30-hour internship that can be arranged after you complete this course will prepare you to work successfully in the fitness field. This program provides a great opportunity to network with employers while getting valuable experience.

This program is eligible for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding and Veteran's Educational Benefits in many states.  Interested applicants should check with FutureWorks or CareerPoint re: possible WIA funding or with STCC's Office of Veterans' Affairs at (413) 755-4393 for additional information re: Veterans' benefits.

Purchase Textbook for Course

Purchase of a textbook is required at an approximate cost of $84.
Click here to purchase the required textbook, Fitness Professional's Handbook-6th Edition

Orientation Videos

Learn more through our "Orientation Video" NOW! (view video)