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Personal Trainer National Certification   

Become a Certified Personal Trainer.

Prepare to work with clients one-on-one and study anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, muscle and skeletal injuries, and health screening with this rigorous, multi-accredited course. The National Exam is held on the ninth week, followed by a 30-hour internship program where you will have the opportunity to network with employers and get valuable experience applying your skills. Receive your national certification after you have successfully completed the National Exam, your internship, and proof of CPR/AED certification. Must be 18 or older.

Syllabus & Materials

Required text: Howley, Edward T. and Thompson, Dixie L. 2017. Fitness Professional’s Handbook. 7th Edition. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics. Order your textbook early as there are several chapters recommended to read prior to the start of the course.

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