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Personal Trainer Certification


Do you value health and fitness and want to empower others to do the same? Start an exciting and rewarding path as a Certified Personal Trainer. This challenging course provides candidates with live class instruction and an in-depth, hands-on practical lab to master the essential career skills and knowledge. Students who successfully pass the exam at the end of the course obtain Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer, and are able to apply for work right away with proof of CPR/AED certification. Bonus: Students can participate in an optional internship to obtain Level 2 certification.

Course Format:

  • Lecture (15 hrs): Key topics such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment
  • Practical Training Labs (15 hrs): Role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills, & more
  • 2-Part Exam (6 hrs)

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm
Class from March 6 – April 12 (6 weeks)
2-Part Exam on April 24 & 26


  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED or HiSET

Cost: $625*
*Includes reg fee, textbook, study manual, access to online study tools, and national certification exam fee)
Note: Students are responsible for obtaining CPR/AED certification prior to the exam at the end of the course.

Questions: (857) 701-1605 | LHagen@rcc.mass.edu

Registration: Student Center Building #4 | Room 102 

Payments: We accept checks, money orders, credit cards, and debit cards. (No cash)