Personal Training

Career Certificate
Cost
$5,311*

Help others get fit

Apply fitness techniques backed by science

Help others meet their fitness goals. As a personal trainer, you work with clients of all ages and body types to improve overall health, quality of life, physical fitness, and/or athletic performance.

At CLC, you can complete this 27-credit Personal Training certificate in one year. Our coursework is aligned with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Program. After completing this program, we encourage you to take the ACSM-CPT examination. Participate in concentrated coursework to develop your knowledge, skills and experience needed to seek out and maintain employment in the fitness industry.

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Take advantage of our ‘ladder’ approach where you can apply all your Personal Training credits toward an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Health and Wellness Promotion degree.

What can you do with a Certificate in Personal Training?

The certificate in personal training prepares you to work as a personal trainer in clinical, commercial, or public sectors of the fitness industry including health/fitness clubs, athletic/sports performance facilities, park districts, specialty studios/clinics, corporate settings, and/or to be self-employed (entrepreneurial).

Highlights

  • Stackable Credentials

    Earn and learn as you go with stackable credentials.
  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Career Certificate

    Earn a career certificate in 1 year or less to refine your skills into an in-demand career.
  • Program Length: 1 Year

    Full-time students finish in 1 year.

Career Outlook

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    KIN 243 2
    HWP 257 1
    HWP 260 3
    KIN 270 3
    KIN 271 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 243
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 257
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 260
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 270
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 271
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    KIN 272 3
    HWP 292 1
    HWP 295 2
    KIN 228 3
    HWP 240 3
    HWP 258 1
    • Course Code KIN 272
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 292
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 295
      Course Title
      Credits 2
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code KIN 228
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 240
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code HWP 258
      Course Title
      Credits 1
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

27


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Health and Wellness Promotion at CLC

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This certificate is just one possible way to study health and wellness promotion. Get the bigger picture—degrees, credentials and extra options.

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*Cost includes tuition and other fees, including books and materials before financial aid is applied, such as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

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