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Personal Trainer National Certification

Prepare for one of the hottest jobs in America! Corporate Solutions and the World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) together offer a personal trainer national certification workshop at Community College of Philadelphia. This six-week intensive workshop provides in-class theory and hands-on practical training. National certification is awarded upon completion of the workshop, a 30-hour internship, passing exams and providing proof of current CPR certification. Seating is Limited!

*Students are required to purchase a textbook prior to the first day of class. Contact W.I.T.S at 1-888-330-9487 or www.witseducation.com  to order your book. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for this program. Visit the Wanamaker Scholars Program page for more information about scholarship opportunities.

Personal Trainer National Certification


  • Live “interactive” instruction
  • 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of hands-on practical training at onsite fitness facility
  • 30-hour internship included
  • Upon successful completion students will be nationally certified through World Instructor Training School.

Employment Outlook:

  • The U.S. Dept. of Labor predicts a 24% increase in employment projections for Fitness Trainers in PA during the years 2010-2020
  • National average hourly wage is $25
  • Be your own boss! Supplement your current salary or work full time as a personal trainer.

Workshop Content:

Lectures (15 hours)

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy
  • Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology
  • Health Screenings
  • Fitness Testing
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Exercise
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Flexibility

Practical (15 hours)

  • Fitness Assessments
  • Client Rapport
  • Biomechanics of Exercise
  • Equipment Usages
  • Weight Training Techniques

Certification Requirements:

  • Proof of current CPR (for issuance of certificate)
  • Attendance at 4 of the 5 weeks of the course
  • Passing grades on both the written and practical exams
  • Completion of 30-hour practical internship
Date and Hours Location Cost
30 hours   $734 (Tuition $699, Gym Fee: $35)

Oct. 24 - Dec. 5, 2015
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)
(No class Nov. 28, 2015)


Jan. 23 - Feb. 27, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)


March 19 - April 30, 2016
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (1-hour lunch break)
(No class March 26, 2016)

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