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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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Class Delivery Methods
|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.|
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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.
No sections currently available. For information on Training classes, contact our Corporate and Continuing Education Department (CCE) at 803.732.0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not including fees and equipment
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.
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Average Annual Salary
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.