Course Description:

There is a shortage of personal trainers in the workforce. Come join this fun field and be a part of what ABC states as the 4th hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $25 an hour. Whether a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer.

This challenging course is taught over a 6-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the last week. This course is formatted as a 60-hour program and is comprised of 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of practical training and a 30-hour internship. It covers topics including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. Textbook is required and not included in course fees.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to: 
1. Understand and describe basic anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology. 
2. Assess an individual’s level of fitness using ACSM guidelines. 
3. Design and customize exercise programs. 
4. Demonstrate proper execution of resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility exercises. 
5. Identify and demonstrate at least one strength exercise for every major muscle group. 
6. Explain ACSM and AHA recommendations for cardiovascular exercise.


Who should take this course? 

Individuals seeking a profession in health and fitness or those with a desire to increase knowledge in this field.

Class Dates: Postponed.

Course Hours: 

Location: Blountville Campus

Fees: $699.00 per participant 
[required textbook ($81.97) not included in cost] 

This course is offered in partnership with W.I.T.S., an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.