Certified Personal Trainer

Join this growing field and be a part of  the fourth hottest job in the U.S.  This challenging course is taught over an eight-week period with the national exam held in the ninth week. This course is formatted as a 62-hour program and is comprised of 16 hours of lecture, 16 hours of practical training, and 30 hours in an externship. Course topics include anatomy  & physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment. CPR/AED is needed to receive the certification. Students must be 18 years old. This fast-paced, rigorous course requires a high school diploma,  or high school equivalent/GED, with biological science classes helpful.  Required textbook is not included in tuition fee.  To order the textbook, call 1-888-330-9487 or order it on the web at www.witseducation.com and start reading immediately. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Tuition: $699

Online Orientations

This online orientation is a great way to get a clear picture of what to expect in the course.  You will be able to ask questions and participate in a live chat with an instructor.

Please register for Personal Training as a SUPER Career! on Apr 1, 2015 4:00 PM EDT at: 

Please register for Personal Training as a SUPER Career! on May 6, 2015 12:00 PM EDT at:

Please register for Personal Training as a SUPER Career! on Jun 3, 2015 4:00 PM EDT at:


PEH.CE-061-001  Saturdays, March 14 - May 16, 2015.  9 a.m. - 2 p.m. No class on 4/4/15.  Main Campus​.


PEH.CE-061-001 Saturdays, June 6 - August 8, 2015. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. No class on 7/4/15. Main Campus.​

Questions? Call 498-6024 or email workforce@sunyocc.edu.