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Notre Dame College Launches Personal Training Program

Notre Dame College offers a nine-week personal training certification course to prepare students and professionals for careers in the fitness industry.

Employment for fitness and personal trainers is expected to grow about 25 percent through 2020, faster than the employment for all occupations, according to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Certified personal trainers can earn $15 to $25 per hour or more, depending on where they work.

The personal training certification program, provided by World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) in collaboration with Notre Dame’s Office of Professional Development, incorporates classroom learning and testing with practical training.  Topics covered include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. 

In addition to the in-class instruction, candidates must complete CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillators) training and a 30-hour internship within 12 months following the conclusion of the course to complete the certification.

To learn when the next class will begin, contact Tina Jurcisin, Administrative Coordinator for professional development at tjurcisin@ndc.edu or by phone at 216.373.6520.

W.I.T.S. is an affiliate of the National Board of Fitness Examiners (NBFE) and approved by the Board of Certification for athletic trainers, as well as for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the Board of Certification (BOC) for athletic trainers and the National Board of Massage therapy & Body Works (NBMTB).