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Motivate and Inspire as a Personal Trainer

With the growing emphasis on healthy lifestyles and fitness, now is the time to prepare for your career as an entry-level personal trainer. This certificate puts you on the path to changing lives, one dumbbell at a time.

Why Choose Germanna

Germanna provides opportunities to easily build upon your entry-level fitness career with further education. Easily add on more certification to diversify your skill set.

Career Options as a Certified Personal Trainer

In-Demand Jobs:

  • Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors: Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Aerobics and weight training
  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Fitness and wellness
  • Nutrition
Course Highlights
PED 103: Aerobic Fitness
PED 111: Weight Training
PED 116: Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

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