Personal Trainer

Personal fitness trainers help clients to assess their level of physical fitness and help them to set and reach fitness goals. They demonstrate various exercises and help clients to improve their exercise techniques. They may keep records of their clients’ exercise sessions in order to assess their progress towards physical fitness. Personal trainers work with clients on a one-on-one basis.   Apply & Register Program Details

Personal fitness trainers help clients to assess their level of physical fitness and help them to set and reach fitness goals. They demonstrate various exercises and help clients to improve their exercise techniques. They may keep records of their clients’ exercise sessions in order to assess their progress towards physical fitness. Personal trainers work with clients on a one-on-one basis.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Degree/Certificate:
Certificate of Achievement
Code Course Credits
First Semester
CSC-101 Computer Literacy or  
CIS-101 Personal Computer Applications 3
FNS-105 Introduction to Nutrition or  
HPE-129 Sport Nutrition 2/3
HPE-100 Personal Fitness 1
HPE-127 Exercise Techniques and Prescription1 1
HPE-161 Weight Training 1
HPE-211 Theories and Applications of Physical Training I1 4
HPE-170 First Aid, Safety & Prevention Of Injuries 3
    15/16
Second Semester
HPE-210 Internship: Personal Trainer Certificate2 3
    3
  Total Minimum Credits 18
1 Only offered in the fall semester/evening.
2 Prerequisite for the Internship is completion of all 15/16 credits as listed above.
All courses except HPE-211 and HPE-127 are offered during summer sessions.

 

NOTICE: Clinical placements are a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical placements may require a criminal background check, health clearance and/or drug testing before participation is allowed. Clinical sites may deny a student’s participation in the event of a positive finding. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing body.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to earn American Council on Exercise
    (ACE) certification.
  • To prepare students to utilize common testing and exercise
    equipment found at health and fitness centers.
  • To prepare students to conduct health screening and fitness
    evaluations.
  • To prepare students to develop personalized exercise
    prescriptions for healthy individuals.
  • To provide students with real world experience in personal
    training.
  • To prepare students to be certified in basic first aid and
    life-saving skills.

Employment Opportunities

  • Corporate fitness programs
  • Fitness centers
  • Health clubs
  • Nutrition and weight control centers
  • Sports medicine centers
  • YMCA’s

Special Program Requirements

  • Completion of an internship at a local fitness center or the
    College’s Wellspring Fitness Center for 10-15 hours per week.
  • Students entering college for the first time must take the
    College Placement Test before entering the program.

Contact Person

Dr. Nicholas DiCicco, Director
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4264
email: ndicicco@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

31.0501

Program Code

PT.CA