- Course Title
- Personal Trainer National Certification
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.
- Successful completion of this course will result in passing the Personal Trainer National Certification exam.
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 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)
- Health Screening
- Testing and Evaluation
- Cardio-respiratory Fitness
- Special Populations
- Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Legal Guidelines
- 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
Method of Instruction
Lecture and drills
- Exam: Passing the national exam
- Demonstration of Skills for the national exam
- Class Participation