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Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

A Continuing Education Program

Will is a skill. -Jillian Michaels, Personal Trainer, Author and Television Personality

What Does a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Do?

Personal Fitness Trainers help their clients achieve a desired level of fitness, including weight, muscle tone and cardiovascular health through diet, lifestyle changes and regular exercise. Personal Fitness Trainers set goals, provide motivation and evaluate results for their clients. They are knowledgeable about human anatomy and prescribe exercise regimes based on each client’s needs and fitness levels. Most trainers are fit and active themselves and are dedicated to a healthy lifestyle.

Macomb’s Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program

In Macomb’s Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program, you will be introduced to theoretical foundations in the body systems as you gain hands-on skill competency. You will learn about biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments. You will also explore the common ailments and physical conditions that affect older adults and how to design age-appropriate exercise programs. Personal Fitness Trainer training and certification is provided through a partnership with World Instructor Training Schools and includes lecture and hands-on practical training, as well as an optional internship. The training can be completed in nine weeks or less.

What is a Continuing Education Program?

Continuing Education programs are open enrollment, which means you do not have to fill out an application to Macomb Community College. Continuing Education programs are not eligible for financial aid or for academic credit toward an associate degree or related certificate.

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Courses at Macomb

In the Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program at Macomb, you will take the following courses:

  • Fitness Career Workshop WKSP-8006
  • Heart Saver First Aid & CPR/AED HLTH-8095
  • Certified Fitness Trainer FTNS-9000

Career Opportunities as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

As a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you will be qualified for positions that include personal trainer and fitness coach.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program?

For more information on Macomb’s Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program, contact Macomb’s Center for Health Careers at 586.226.4807 or

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