Personal Fitness Training Certificate

Get paid to do what you love! Start your fitness career at HCCC by obtaining your personal training certificate.

This one-year 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, Program Design and Implementation, Advanced Personal Training, Health Fitness Management, and Internship/Test Preparation. 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

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Personal Fitness Training Certificate – May 2019 Exercise Science AS – December 2020
Mike had worked for a while as an EMT but was looking for something else. As a high school football player, Mike has always loved exercising and staying active, so the personal fitness training certificate was a perfect fit. Mike completed the certificate degree and passed his national certification exam in May 2019. He was hired right away as a personal trainer at Blink Fitness. He continued to work as a personal trainer while completing his associate degree in exercise science at HCCC. He is currently working as a personal trainer and laboratory assistant.

 

Check out these numbers!
100%
Pass rate on NASM-CPT exam
$29.78
Average Hourly Salary for Jersey City metro area
$61, 940
Average Annual Salary for Jersey City metro area

 

Develop skills in Fitness and Personal Training by taking a variety of exciting courses that help you achieve your goals. You can find a listing of all required courses and a description of each course below.

 

Major
Personal Fitness Training
Degree
Personal Fitness Training Certificate

Description

The certificate in Personal Fitness Training prepares students for the entry-level positions 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. Graduates will be prepared to sit for a national certification in Personal Training from any of the following: ACSM-American College of Sports Medicine, NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, NSCA- National Strength and Conditioning Association and ACE- American Council on Exercise. Additional certificates in First Aid and CPR are available through their coursework. The PFT certificate is seamlessly transferred into the HCCC Associate Degree in Science (AS) in Exercise Science.

Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

Students may need a criminal background check and medical clearance with immunizations depending upon internship placement.

Academic Partnership with NASM

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

Bridge into Exercise Science Degree Program

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.

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

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Contact Information

Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
870 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
(201) 360-4267
healthprograms@hccc.edu

Karen Hosick
Personal Fitness Training Program Instructor and Coordinator

(201) 360-4251
khosick@hccc.edu