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Personal Trainer Certificate

Personal Trainer Certificate

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 1 Semester
Award: Certificate

Average Class Size: 15
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day, Evening, Online
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

About the Program

Do you know someone who has made a New Year's resolution to get in shape? Guess what? There are countless candidates out there for fitness programs, which is why Iowa Western's Personal Trainer Program may be the perfect fit for you. This program will consist of academic achievement in the areas of human anatomy, nutrition, exercise prescription, healthy lifestyles, and basic sports injury recognition and treatments.

Get moving on your certificate in this growing field of fitness training.

Career Information

This program is designed for students to enter the workforce upon completion of this four-month certificate. This program prepares students for a career as a certified personal trainer in a health club or corporate wellness program, in private consultation, and in other physical activity enterprises. Personal trainers are not necessarily concerned with the supervision of exercises and fitness routines, but they do play a multifaceted role as an advisor, supervisor, and evaluator of several activities taking place during the routines of clients. Graduates will need to successfully complete the National Personal Training Certification exam in order to become certified and eligible to work.



* The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the most recent academic year (as of July 1).