Certified Personal Trainers:
• Work one-on-one with clients either in a gym or in the client’s home
• Help clients assess their level of physical fitness and set and reach fitness goals
• Demonstrate various exercises and help clients improve their exercise techniques
• May keep records of clients’ exercise sessions to monitor clients’ progress toward physical fitness
• Advise clients on how to modify their lifestyle outside of the gym to improve their fitness
What Will I Learn?
The National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Personal Trainer Certification Preparation course is composed of both classroom learning and practical activity. Key content covered in the course includes:
• Exercise physiology
• Health and physical fitness
• Screening and evaluation
• Nutritional sciences
• Weight management
• Resistance training techniques
• Cardiovascular fitness
• Exercise programming
What is the Employment Outlook?
Personal trainers often start out by taking classes to become certified. They then may begin by working alongside an experienced trainer before being allowed to train clients alone. Most personal trainers must obtain certification in the fitness field to gain employment.
According to the State of Ohio Labor Market Information, the prospects for a career as a personal trainer are good and will continue to grow. The average hourly wage for fitness trainers in Ohio was $11.23 in 2010. The job market is expected to grow at 16% in Ohio and 29% nationally by 2018.
Educational Prerequisites & Requirements:
Personal trainer certification students need to have a high school diploma or the equivalent and must be at least 18 years old. This course is approved by State Physical Therapy Boards, the National Athletic Training Association and the American Dietetic Association for continuing education credit. Consistent attendance and homework will be required.
This program will help prepare you to take the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Personal Trainer Program Certification (NCSF-CPT) Exam. The class fee includes all textbooks and materials, a voucher for the NCSF-CPT certification exam and a one-year NCSF professional membership, which includes access to employment assistance and job opportunity, personal trainer tools, discounts on professional liability insurance, the NCSF newsletter and e-news, discounts on apparel and training equipment, and discounted continuing education classes. Visit www.NCSF.org for more information on certification testing locations.
This program is 30 hours of training.
January 21 - April 15, 2013
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Course Fee: $1395 (price includes tuition, textbook, voucher for NCSF-CPT examination, 1-yr. NCSF professional membership)