Course Detail: NC-PERFIT - Gold Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, this course program you all the information you need to become a personal fitness trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer.

This course will be offered online for Fall 2020 as a self-paced program with short, impactful online videos with learning activities to be a successful personal trainer in the fitness industry.

The online, teacher-mentored course consists of 15 hours of lecture with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. The online learning, video-enhanced practical skills experience is 15 hours of practical training labs with shared role-playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, and other activities to help you master the position.

Two certification options are available.
  1. Level 1 Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED certification is required.
  2. Level 2 Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams followed by a 30-hour internship that will help connect with local employers.
Students are responsible for purchasing the following textbook in advance: Fitness Professional Handbook 7th edition, available at Amazon or An e-book version is also available from some vendors for rental/purchase. 

Please bring gym appropriate clothing for the practical lab classes. Internships will be set up for you after completing the 30 hours of lecture/practical training on campus.

This program is offered in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.). The course is approved or accredited by the following groups:
  • NCCA: National Commission for Certifying Agencies (written & practical skill competency exams)
  • ACE: American Council on Education (3 college credits)
  • NIRSA: National Intramural Recreation & Sports Association
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