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HCC to offer personal trainer certification course

Hagerstown Community College’s Continuing Education and Community Services Division will offer a six-week course intended to help participants prepare for the personal trainer national certification exam.

“Personal Trainer Certification” will be offered on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning June 2 and ending July 7.The course includes 15 hours of hands-on, practical training where students work directly with clients and 15 hours of classroom instruction. Lecture topics include anatomy, health screening, exercise physiology, nutrition, and muscle and skeletal injuries. The national exam will be held on the final day of class. Students are required to complete a 30-hour internship within six months of completing the course in order to be eligible for certification. 

All classes will be held in the Career Programs Building on HCC’s main campus. Cost is $639. For more information, contact Deborah Gilliss at 240-500-2520, or email