Certified Personal Trainer

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Certified Personal TrainerThe rapidly growing obesity epidemic and an increasing interest in achieving optimal health and wellness have created a huge demand for qualified personal trainers in the United States. Personal trainers work closely with their clients to develop and execute customized exercise programs to help them achieve their specific health and fitness goals. If you’re an energetic, fitness-oriented individual who has a sincere passion for helping others, becoming a personal trainer can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice. The Certified Personal Trainer program from Vista College can provide the training you need to get started!

Certification Gives You a Competitive Edge in the Marketplace

Whether you choose to work for a gym, fitness center or corporation, or pursue a career as a self-employed personal trainer, getting certified will have a positive impact on your career success. Certification demonstrates your high level expertise in a wide range of personal training applications and concepts, and that you are committed to being a true fitness professional. Successful completion of our Certified Personal Trainer program will result in certification by the World Instructor Training School. The W.I.T.S. is a highly respected certifying body that is committed to educational excellence for fitness professionals.

Elements of Our Comprehensive Certified Personal Trainer Program

Our comprehensive 62-hour training program begins with a series of easy-to-understand online lectures covering a wide range of relevant fitness topics to give you a solid educational foundation. You will then progress to the four-day practical application portion of the program where you will gain live hands-on experience in the following areas:

  • Client Evaluation
  • Fitness Testing, Flexibility
  • Muscle Groups and Resistance Training, Biomechanics of Exercise
  • Resistance Training Program and Design
  • Program Design and Review

The final portion of the program consists of an internship that will allow you to practice and perfect your skills in a real-world environment. As you progress through the program and your skill level increases, you will become confident in your ability to meet your clients’ total fitness needs.

Certified Personal Trainer Program Requirements

A high school diploma or GED is a prerequisite for enrolling in the Vista College Certified Personal Trainer program. To access the online learning materials, you will need a Web-enabled PC or Mac, although Mac users will need to install the add-on offered with the program. Additionally, you will need one of the following Web browsers:

  • Firefox 3.6 or later version
  • Chrome 11 or later version
  • Safari 5 or later version

Other requirements include Adobe Flash Player (preferably version 10 or later), Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software.

Vista College Takes the Hassle Out of the Learning Experience

Vista College training programs are designed with the needs of our students in mind. The online study portion of the Certified Personal Trainer program allows you to learn at your own pace and gives you the flexibility to access the course materials whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you. The program is facilitated by experienced fitness professionals who are committed to your success. You will have 12 months to complete the program, and an additional 12-month extension is available for a one-time fee of $200 if you need more time.


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