CEPD Personal Fitness Trainer

Career Training

Personal Fitness Trainer

The Schoolcraft College Continuing Education and Professional Development department in conjunction with WITS (World Instructor Training Schools) are proud to offer training to become a personal fitness trainer. Our convenient classes allow you to keep earning while learning. Our instructors work hands-on with you throughout this certificate program, sharing their knowledge, experience and skills to help you develop expertise.

Join this fun field and be a part of what the US Labor Department and the fitness industry have documented as a high demand profession. Whether you desire a career change, or want to build your personal knowledge, get the information you need to become a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging class is taught over a 8-week period. The National Exam is held on the 9th week. Sixteen hours of lectures include anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, etc. In addition, sixteen hours of “hands on” practical training prepares you to actually work with clients one-on-one and provides a great opportunity to network with employers. Certification requires passing the written and practical exam, completing a 30-hour internship and having current CPR/AED credentials.**

** book required


Required Pre-Reading

​Students are advised to purchase the book and complete the pre-reading assignments before beginning the program. Download the assignment outline.

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