Course Description

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a Certified Personal Trainer. Turn your fitness passion into a profession with the ONLY IN-PERSON hands on practical skill labs in the industry. This NCCA Accredited program is even approved for three college credits towards a degree. The scheduled virtual “LIVE” lectures are led by our 5 star teacher each week. Topics will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more. The in-person practical skill labs each week allow you to role-play and review essential “hands on skills” to master assessing clients, stretching, warm ups/cool downs, exercise analysis and programming design. The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online video enhanced CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost! W.I.T.S. 30-hour optional employer internship (Level 2 Certification) helps walk you into jobs who very much value our unique certification. Required Textbook: (Sold Separately) Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Publisher: Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL. Amazon Prime also has a rent-a-book set up.

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Section Title
Personal Trainer Certification Course
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Feb 06, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
11:00AM to 2:00PM
Feb 10, 2024 to Mar 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $780.00
Service charge(s)
  • Technology Fee 2022  
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 30, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 30, 2024
Section Notes

Study dates: March 12 and 16. Test Voucher included.

National Exam dates: March 19 and 23.

Written exam: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Practical exam: 12 - 3 p.m. at gym location.

Practical labs at Fitness Formula Clubs, 826 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge, for practical labs on Saturdays. Tuesdays: virtual lecture.

No senior discount. No refund after course begins.

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