Personal Trainer

Training Certificate

Overview

During this six-week class, offered on Saturdays, students gain the knowledge and experience to pass the national exam and become certified as a personal trainer. Work with clients one-on-one in gyms, spas, medical facilities, or work for yourself.

This nationally accredited program covers both textbook knowledge and hands-on practical training, preparing you to work with clients one-on-one in fitness facilities. Students participate in virtual lectures during the morning portion of the class, which cover topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and nutrition. Reading and studying outside of class is imperative for successful class completion and passing the exam. The afternoon portion of the class is held at a local gym and covers practical aspects of being a personal trainer. Prior to obtaining the Personal Trainer Certification, students must pass the national exam given the last week of class.

Students are also required to become Adult CPR/AED certified (not included in this class). Textbook required.

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

On-Campus Traditional. Classes meet on campus.
Virtual 100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.
Hybrid Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.
Online 100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.
CEUs Class Hours Course Title Cost
3.60 36

Personal Trainer Certification

This nationally accredited program covers both textbook knowledge and hands-on practical training, preparing you to work with clients one-on-one in fitness facilities. Students participate in virtual lectures from 9am-1pm each Saturday. The topics included are biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and nutrition. The face to face afternoon portion is from 1-4pm at a local gym. Reading and studying outside of class is imperative for successful class completion and passing the national certificate exam give on last day of class. Students are also required to become Adult CPR/AED certified. The cost of this requirement is not included in course tuition. See the online materials list for important information. Textbook is required and is not included in course tuition. See the materials list for details regarding the textbook.

Virtual

ID: CEPYT-600

View Available Courses
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or cce@midlandstech.edu.
$849.00
 
Estimated Cost
Tuition Assistance
$849.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Personal Trainer

Instruct or coach groups of individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

Projected Job Growth

+35.8%

Average Annual Salary

$42,765
According to EMSI data as of 2022

Where Can I Work?

  • Fitness Centers
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Sports Facilities

What’s next after I complete this program?

Enter the Workforce

Work for a gym, health facility, or become self-employed as a personal trainer. Students interested in owning their own personal training business can take FastTrac Entrepreneurial classes at MTC.

Want more information?

Academic programs count as academic credit for a certificate, diploma or degree and may transfer toward future academic endeavors at four-year colleges and universities.
Training programs can be completed in a matter of weeks or months, are focused on career training, and provide credentials and certificates needed in the specific fields of study. Coursework does not transfer.
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