Certified Personal Trainer: Level 1 Certification

This challenging 30-hour course is comprised of 15 hours of lecture and15 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 ears of age or older, and
  • proof of current CPR/AED certification
Register in 2020 to unlock 2 bonus courses!

Bonus Course #1 – Developing Your Marketing and Promotion Strategy2 Continuing Education Credits

Many believe that “marketing” is simply how you advertise your business. Marketing is much more comprehensive and incorporates everything from your business name, logo, pricing strategy and location. This course will help guide you in the development of your marketing strategy as well as provide insight into successful promotions.

Bonus Course #2 – Nutritional Concepts6 Continuing Education Credits

As a fitness professional, you should have a foundation knowledge of nutrition and nutritional concepts. This updated online course introduces you to current nutritional information and practical consumer oriented knowledge. You will become familiar with the principles of diet planning, government standards, food labeling, biological functions and food sources of each nutrient.

These courses are offered online and are available 24/7 from any location.

Required Textbook
Fitness Professional’s Handbook, 7th Ed. by Edward Howley & Dixie Thompson. Call 1-888-330-9487 to order textbook.

Students meeting the following criteria can choose to test-out of the class and sit for the exam during the sixth week:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of CPR/AED Certification
  • High school Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Have satisfactory comprehension of English to take the written and practical exams

To register for this option please visit WITSEducation.com and name Wagner College as your preferred testing site.

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.

Not ready to register? Add yourself to our mailing list by clicking the link below.