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WIT7000

Course
WIT7000
Course Title
Personal Trainer National Certification

Description

Become a Certified Personal Trainer in this comprehensive challenging course offered over 5 or 8 week sessions with the National Exam held the 6th or 9th weeks, respectively. The 62-hour program includes 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training, and a 30-hour internship. Key topics include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate.

Objectives

  • Successful completion of this course will result in passing the Personal Trainer National Certification exam.

Content

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold’s Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught in two versions: over a 5- week period for those who want to complete the class in a shorter process with the National Exam being held on the 6th week OR over a 8-week period for better retention and skill competency followed by the National Exam, held on the 9th week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook available in CPCC bookstore.

Personal Trainer National Certification

 

  1. Personal Training Core Knowledge
    • Exercise Physiology (the study of the ways the cells and tissues of the body function during exercise.
    • Anatomy (the study of the structure of the body and its relationships of the body parts to each other)
    • Kinesiology (the study of the principle of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement)
    • Nutrition
    • Health Screening
    • Testing and Evaluation
    • Cardio-respiratory Fitness
    • Flexibility
    • Special Populations
    • Adherence
    • Motivation
    • Communication
    • Musculoskeletal Injuries
    • Legal Guidelines
  2. Personal Training Practical Application
    • All of the following involve drills to learn your trade and make your mistakes with your fellow students, rather than on an unsuspecting client.
    • Evaluating your clients  
      • Medical histories, Fitness screenings and liability issues.
      • Interview techniques and goal selections
      • Fitness testing protocols
    • Biomechanics of Exercise  
      • Terminology uses for program design
    • Equipment Usages
      •  
        • Free weights and tubing
        • Machines (Universal, Nautilus, etc.)
    • Weight Training Techniques
      • Breaking plateaus
      • Super sets, pyramids
      • Origins of all techniques for modifications
      • Business protocols and handouts

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Lecture and drills

Evaluation

  • Exam: Passing the national exam
  • Demonstration of Skills for the national exam
  • Class Participation