Certified Personal Trainer

Calhoun Community College has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a personal trainer course as a great way to prepare for the on campus national exam and live your dream of becoming a successful personal trainer.

Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge.

The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments. The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs. You will role play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. Reading a book and testing does not get it done in the real world.

As a special bonus, Calhoun Community College’s Certified Personal Trainer students may take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get the advanced Level 2 Certified personal Trainer credential at no additional costs.

You may work right after passing the CPT exams!

Being a personal trainer certified with an NCCA accreditation sets you apart as a qualified fitness professional associated with other professions and occupations including nurses, physical therapists, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians and more. Having the NCCA accredited personal trainer certification ensures employers that you have the highest
level of credibility for training clients. In many cases, employers may increase your pay to acknowledge this additional credential.

Hybrid Classes


Dates TBD

National Certification Testing
Practical Lab: 1 PM – 4 PM
Local Fitness Center in Huntsville, AL


Register for Hybrid Classes

Costs Not Included in Fee

  • 7th Edition of the Fitness Professional’s Handbook with Web Resources (ISBN-13: 9781492523376). E-book available.
  • Proof of Current CPR/AED to obtain Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer

Refund Policy

Refund requests must be received in writing by the close of business on February 7, 2020. No refunds will be offered after this date. To request a refund, email diane.peck@calhoun.edu. Calhoun Community College is not responsible for emails that are not received