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.

The Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer course is half online & half onsite at a fitness center.

A great addition to our offering is the Hybrid CPT option. You may register for it at the same tuition!! The Hybrid version has all of the awesome lectures online with mentors/teachers working with you every step of the way. As a bonus, the practical labs are still offered LIVE so you are able to master the skills. Complete the lecture work online, then join the LIVE class practical labs each week at their designated day and time.

Special note: If there are low numbers, the LIVE CPT course may only be offered as Hybrid CPT. Please ask us for details.

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.

In-Person Classes

SATURDAYS, 9 AM – 4 PM
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

National Certification Testing – 11/3
Lecture: 9 AM – 12 PM
Practical Lab: 1 PM – 4 PM
Huntsville Campus

$749 – INCLUDES TEST VOUCHER

Register for In-Person Classes

Hybrid Classes

ONLINE LECTURES AND IN-PERSON
HANDS-ON PRACTICAL LAB

SATURDAYS
9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

National Certification Testing – 11/3
Practical Lab: 1 PM – 4 PM
Calhoun Community College
Huntsville Campus

$749 – INCLUDES TEST VOUCHER

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 September 7, 2018. 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