Personal Trainer Certification: Microcredential

Develop skills in personal training, health and wellness management, and lifestyle coaching. 

This Exercise Science and Wellness microcredential provides you with the foundational knowledge necessary to become certified by the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Acquire skills to work with clients and to potentially run your own personal training business. NCSF certification exams are administered on campus as part of the coursework. Upon completion, you will have earned your certification as a personal trainer.

Upon successful completion of this credential, you will be able to:

  • Effectively demonstrate a variety of exercises and teach safe and correct use of exercise equipment and other health-related apparatus to individuals of all ages and fitness levels

  • Effectively design, implement, supervise and evaluate exercise prescriptions and exercise programs in accordance with individual’s needs, goals and assessment date results

  • Effectively educate, motivate, and/or communicate with individuals to influence healthy lifestyle behavior modifications which include the dimensions of wellness, occupational wellness and stress management

  • Perform safe, ethical and legal practices in a variety of health- and fitness-related settings within the scope of practice

To learn more about this credential contact the ACT Center at (845) 431-8600 or click here to receive additional information.

Total credits: 9
Total courses: 3 (3 credit) courses
Length: 1 semester


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Eligible for Industry Certifications:
National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certification

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