Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Come join this fun profession and be a part of what Fortune Magazine & ABC NEWS.com states as the fourth hottest job in the U.S. at a national average of $34 an hour. Employers like 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness and Gold's Gyms are just a few of the club groups that seek out our graduates. Whether a career move or for your own personal knowledge, get all the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course is taught over an eight week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the ninth week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of hands on practical training, and a 30-hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, and equipment usage and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certificate. W.I.T.S. is the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. Textbook is required and not included in course fees. * Call to order and start reading immediately 888-330-9487. W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Personal Trainer - Online

Hagerstown Community College offers Certified Personal Trainer with partner W.I.T.S and they are the only major certifying body in the country providing comprehensive practical training and internship components. W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Hagerstown Community College now offers additional online courses in a variety of topics which are approved for continuing education credits once you have received your Certified Personal Trainer. The continuing education courses are offered online so you may complete the courses based on your schedule. To see course descriptions and to register, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned/areas/licensing.

Business Success Fitness Professional

This is an online course for the personal trainer to earn continuing education credit toward their certification. Here's your chance to learn how to go from being a great personal trainer to a successful business person! This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools need to increase your customer base and make more money! Specific topics include: Developing your business strategy, establishing your line of products and services, setting prices, promoting and selling your business and developing and maintaining relationships that are key to your success. This class is approved for 6 CECs/0.6 CEUs. You must complete the course and pass the exam to receive your continuing education credits/units.

Exercise Program Design for Special Populations

This online course will provide guidance for designing exercise programs for special population. This class focuses on exercise programming for persons with hypertension, CAD, asthma, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and common musculoskeletal challenges. 6 CEC's or IACET 0.6 CEU's.

Pregnancy Fitness

This online class combines hours of lecture and practical training examples designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to train pregnant women safely and effectively. The human body goes through many physiological and emotional changes throughout the 40 weeks of gestation. Trainers need to be aware of these changes and the effect they have in each phase of pregnancy in order to meet the needs of the client during this special time. The lectures will provide you with a foundation of knowledge about pregnancy and the importance of safe and effective exercise. During the practical demonstrations you will apply this knowledge and develop the skills and experience for safely and effectively training pregnant clients. 6 CECs or IACET 0.6 CEUs.

Running Well

This new revised course combines classroom learning and practical training to teach you the most effective running techniques. You will learn to use the physiology of running to assess and achieve optimal running form. Topics include proper running technique, warm- up and cool down, stretching, foot type analysis and footwear, running surfaces, training program design, core stability, nutritional needs and injury prevention. You are expected to participate in the running portions of the course so please dress accordingly. Upon completion of the program you will earn 6 CEC's/ 0.6 CEU's for W.I.T.S. professionals. Students must complete the online course set with bonus practical footage and online exams to receive their CEC's/CEU's.

Nutritional Concepts

As a fitness professional, you should have a foundational knowledge of nutrition and nutritional concepts. This new, updated online course introduces you to current nutrition information and practical consumer-oriented knowledge. You will become familiar with the principles of diet planning, government standards, food labeling, and the biological functions and food sources of each nutrient. This course is offered online and is available 24/7 from any location. Online mentors are available to support your learning. Required Text: Selected Chapters from Contemporary Nutrition: A Functional Approach, Third Edition. 6 W.I.T.S. CECs or .6 IACET CEUS.

Inside Secrets of Ads & Market

This online course will maximize your advertising dollars and ensure your business success by learning the essentials of scientific advertising. In this course you will learn the foundational concepts of advertising and how to apply them to your fitness business. Topics include: advertising basics, salesmanship, mail order and print advertising, creating headlines, developing an effective marketing strategy and making yourself and your business stand out above the rest. Hands-on exercises will help you apply the lessons learned to your own business and assist you in attracting clients and generating income. 6 CEC's/ 0.6 CEUs for W.I.T.S. professionals. Required book: Hopkins, C. and Avilez, T.B. (2005.) Scientific Advertising for the Fitness Professional. Staten Island, NY. Bookwork's Publications.