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This 16-credit certificate program prepares graduates to sit for a national certification exam in Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Coursework includes Sports Nutrition, Fitness Training Methods, Program Design and Implementation, Advanced Personal Training, and a Personal Training Internship. Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR/AED are obtained through coursework. The personal fitness training certificate is seamlessly transferred into the HCCC Associate Degree in Science (AS) in Exercise Science.
The proficiency certificate in Personal Fitness Training prepares students for the entry-level workforce in the fitness industry, including commercial and clinical settings such as health clubs, corporate fitness centers, personal training, health promotion, program management and personal coaching. The program provides a knowledge base in scientific principles and requires the development of basic skills in exercise assessment. Prescription and programing in healthy populations, performance enhancement, nutritional principles applied to exercise and sports, patient/client interpersonal relations and professional ethics and behavior within a safe practice format, prepare graduates to sit for a national certification in Personal Training from the NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR are available through their coursework.
Students may need a criminal background check and medical clearance with immunizations depending upon internship placement.
HCCC partners with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to provide its students with the most respected name in fitness certification. The partnership gives you all the benefits of the NASM program with the added benefit of individual test-prep attention in the classroom and a personalized internship experience. NASM Partnership
After completing the Personal Fitness Training Certificate, seamlessly transfer into the HCCC Exercise Science Associates Degree. This program allows you to earn your national personal training certificate AND associate’s degree.
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School of Nursing and Health Professions
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Personal Fitness Training Program Instructor and Coordinator