Certified Personal Trainer: Level 1 Certification

This challenging 30-hour course is comprised of 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of hands on practical training. The course prepares you for success with key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. Students will receive an exam voucher to take both written and practical exams for their Level I Personal Fitness Trainer Certification during the final week.

Course Syllabus

Health Screening

Anatomy and Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology

Nutrition and Weight Management

Cardiovascular Fitness; Muscular Fitness, Flexibility and the Lower Back

Special Populations; Behavioral Change; Injury Prevention and Treatment; Legal Issues

The final exam is split into two parts; written and practical.

Students must earn a score of 70% or higher on the written exam and in each of the five section practical exams.

Students sitting for final exam must be:

  • 18 years of age or older, and
  • proof of current CPR/AED certification
Required Textbook
Fitness Professional’s Handbook, 7th Ed. by Edward Howley & Dixie Thompson. Call 1-888-330-9487 to order textbook.

Optional Internship

Following successful completion of your Level I Certification students can choose to pursue the Level II Certification by participating in a 30-hour internship. Proof of CPR/AED is required!

This Personal Fitness Course is offered in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the following organizations; the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and the certification test for the GI Bill®. The American Council on Education (ACE) has also recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.

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