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Personal Trainer Certification

Smith Vocational Adult Community Education

Regular price $649.00 Sale

This class is available.

Northampton Athletic Club and Smith Vocational Adult Community Education have partnered to offer Personal Trainer Certifications.

WITS is an approved CEU provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm
Dates: April 24 – June 7 (no classes May 29 and May 31)
Cost: $649
Locations: Tuesday lecture classes at Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, Thursday practical classes at Northampton Athletic Club

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The course consists of 15 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment, 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc to professionally master the position.

    Program Summary:

    1. 15 hours of lecture - key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment.

    2. 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc to professionally master the position.

    3. Additional 2nd Certification Option - Complete the 30 hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job and receive the advanced Level 2 certification to share with employers. Employers love this extra qualifier and our internship assistance is provided with a local list of participating employers.

    4. Show a current CPR/AED card to demonstrate your emergency readiness.

    This challenging optional course is taught in eight weeks for better retention and skill competency.

    Certification Information:

    Level 1 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: For candidates who are prepared to sit for the written and practical exam only (normally $275). If you have taken the personal trainer course, you will be issued a voucher to take the exams.

    Level 2 - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams and finish the 30 hour internship and receive this at no additional cost.

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    Purchase Textbook for Course

    Required textbook: Fitness Professional's Handbook-7th Edition with Web Resource ISBN-13: 9781492523376