Science, Health and Mathematics


John Strong
Program Coordinator
Location: H-164
Phone: 716-614-6272

Personal Training, Certificate


This two-semester program will serve those who would like to work in the fitness industry as personal trainers. The program is designed for students who have never worked in a fitness-center setting, those who are currently employed non-certified personal trainers who desire to upgrade their educational background as well as other fitness-industry professionals seeking the personal trainer designation. The program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to work as personal trainers and further certify through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) after graduation.

Program Goals and Objectives

  • To provide students with skills in personal fitness training
  • To assist students in completing three general education areas specifically chosen to develop knowledge of interpersonal communication, body systems and of writing skills for industry
  • To prepare students to obtain NCSF certification

Gainful Employment Outlook and Costs

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Since this program’s inception, a little more than 10 years ago, many graduates have found a great deal of success securing local employment. Alumni from this program can be found currently working at Catalyst Fitness, Crunch Fitness, Fitness 19, the Jewish Community Center, Orangetheory Fitness and the YMCA to name a few. Additionally, graduates of the program have also started fitness businesses like APEX Personal Fitness, Elite Fitness and Niagara Frontier Fitness.  A true testament to the fact that those willing to work can accomplish their goals in the fitness industry and beyond!