Personal Trainer

Offered in collaboration with:

World Instructor Training Schools

Massasoit Community College offers an exciting opportunity for students interested in beginning a new career as a Personal Fitness Trainer.  We are partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a challenging program that fits students’ busy schedules.  Our program is taught over a 7-week period to improve skill competency and retention. 

NEW - Two Nationally Certified Personal Trainer Certifications for 1 Price!

Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, get all the information needed to become a Certified Personal Trainer. Our accredited personal trainer course is a great way to prepare to be a successful nationally Certified Personal Trainer. The course is not required to sit for the exams. If you do take the college course an exam voucher is included to take the Level 1 certification.  As a bonus you can complete the required health club internship and receive the Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer at no additional cost!

What is in the course?

The collegiate course is for candidates wanting in-depth instruction and hands-on experience with a top veteran instructor to master the career skills & knowledge to be a successful trainer .  This course is formatted as a 62- hour program..

Program Summary:

  1. 16 hours of lecture- key topics that include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment.
  2. 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, etc to professionally master the position.
  3. Additional 2ND Certification Option – Complete the 30 hour internship that networks many graduates right into a job and receive the advanced Level 2 certification to share with employers.  Employers love this extra qualifier and our internship assistance is provided with a local list of participating employers.
  4. Show a current CPR/AED card to demonstrate your emergency readiness.

 This challenging optional course is taught in nine weeks for better retention and skill competency. Textbook is required (e book format available) and not included in course fees.  Call 888-330-9487 to order the text and start reading immediately. Additional information is available at

Certification Information:

 Level 1 – Nationally Certified Personal Trainer:  For candidates who are prepared to sit for the written and practical exam only.  ($275) If you have taken the optional personal trainer course you will be issued a voucher to take the exams.

Level 2- Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level 1 exams and finish the 30 hour internship and receive this at no additional cost. 

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended 3 undergraduate academic credits for this course.

CRN: 26021 / Course: CSHH159 B6
Dates: February 17 - April 7, 2018
Days: Saturdays 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Brockton Campus, Room: T324
Cost: $737 plus cost of textbook
Click here to register!

Required textbook is not included in cost of course and needs to be purchased before the first class.  Students must read chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 26.

Withdrawal, Refund & Cancellation Information
Due to our partner agreement, there will be no refund issued once the course begins.

Certain courses may be cancelled due to low registration.  Enrolled students will be notified as soon as cancellation decisions are made.  A full refund will be provided to students who have enrolled in a class that has been cancelled by Massasoit Community College.

For additional information about the Personal Trainer program please call us at 508-588-9100 x1310.

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