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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Personal Training Certificate Catalog Information


In the short time this program has been in existence, a little more than five years, many graduates have found a great deal of success securing local employment. Alumni from this program can be found currently working at 500 Fitness, Best Fitness, Fitness 19, Jewish Community Center, Pacific Health Club, World's Gym and YMCA to name a few. Additionally, graduates of the program have also started fitness businesses like APEX Personal Fitness, Elite Fitness and House of Dunamis (HOD). A true testament to the fact that those willing to work can accomplish their goals!