Certified Personal Trainer
On-campus lectures and hands-on training at an athletic club, covering biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, will prepare you to work with clients. Program consists of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of practical training and the National Exam, which is held on the 6th week. An additional 30-hour internship (contacts provided by WITS) then prepares you to work successfully in the field. Proof of current CPR/AED and internship are required to receive a certificate. Additional cost for required textbook; call 1-888-330-9487 to order and start reading immediately. No class the week of 3/17.
CAR 3564 / Length: 36 hours
CRN 2589, Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Marple Campus
CRN 2597, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 21-Dec. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Downingtown Campus
Note: A free information session on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-noon in Room 2256 at the College’s Marple Campus will explain what it takes to become a Personal Fitness Trainer. No charge, but advance registration by calling 888-330-9487 is required.
NOTE: Not eligible for College Over 60 discount
Group Fitness Instructor Certification
This new group exercise course combines nine weeks of intense training and testing to help you safely and effectively lead a group exercise class. Topics covered include music, choreography, safety, as well as cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility health. Practical labs will expand skill development for functional training, circuit, boot camp, dance, step, kickboxing, as well as other popular methods. Yoga and Pilates will be introduced so you can incorporate this knowledge into sections of your traditional class formats. Students who successfully complete the class, pass the exams and complete the 30 hour internship will receive their national certification. Training, testing and internship are included in the course fee. A valid CPR/AED card must be presented to get the certification issued. This course is recommended for three college credits by the American Council on Education.
NOTE: Not eligible for College Over 60 discount.