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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)

Exam Preparation

Roxbury Community College offers exam preparation courses with highly qualified instructors, reasonable class sizes, and supportive learning environments. We currently offer courses to help you prepare for the HiSET (similar to the GED) exam and the TEAS exam (for nursing/health students). Click below to learn more. 

TEAS Exam Prep

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Exam - The TEAS exam is required as part of the application process for nursing and other health programs at a variety of schools. Please check the requirements for the schools you intend to apply to whether the exam is required or not. There is no requirement to take prep classes for this exam, however, many opt to supplement their own studies with our preparation classes. Our prep courses do not guarantee a minimum score on the exam, nor do they guarantee admission to the desired school(s) of your choice. 

For more information regarding our nursing and other health career programs at RCC, please click here

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING TEAS PREP COURSES IS OPEN! See below for full spring 2018 schedule or click here

Registration: Visit us in the Student Center Building #4, Room 102 

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

Questions: Contact us (857) 701-1605 or email LHagen@rcc.mass.edu 

Please click here to be added to our notification list for upcoming TEAS Prep classes.

TEAS Prep - Spring 2018

Testimonials from some former TEAS Prep students: 

"I just applied [to the] RCC day program and [am] waiting for the outcome. [My] TEAS score was 83.3% and GPA is 3.80 so I'm hoping it comes out successful by May when we hear from the screening committee. Till then it's thanks because the TEAS preparatory class was worth it after all." - Ese

"I was accepted into UMass Boston's Accelerated BSN program and MGHIHP's Accelerated BSN program. I received a scholarship from MGHIHP, so I will start there in May. The TEAS wasn't included in [MGHIHP's] application process, but I'm certain the class helped me prepare for the TEAS and helped me get into the UMass Boston program. I ended up with a 100% on the math section - there's no way I would have made that score without the preparation the class provided me. Five Saturday afternoons well spent. I'm so glad RCC offers this class. - Lauren 

"I have been accepted into [the] Nursing program at [RCC] this January. Thanks for your help!" - Ebun 


HiSET/GED Exam Prep


HiSET® (Formerly GED) - Take the next steps for your future with preparation classes for the High School Equivalency Test. 


REGISTRATION: Visit us in RCC's Student Center Building #4 (cloest to the parking lot), Room 102

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

Questions: Contact us (857) 701-1605 or email LHagen@rcc.mass.edu 

Please click to receive notifications for upcoming HiSET Prep classes.

HiSET flyer Spring 2018 Page 1


Note: There is no requirement to take classes prior to taking the exam, but many opt to supplement their own studying with our classes to feel more prepared. To register for the HiSET exam without taking prep classes with us, you may do so here: www.hiset.ets.org 






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For questions, please contact:
Lise Hagen Snow
Community Program Manager
Lifelong Learning
(857) 701-1605 | LHagen@rcc.mass.edu            Student Center Building #4 | Room 102

Roxbury Community College strives to meet the interests of the community by providing opportunities to let you decide how you want to take charge and progress in your life. Lifelong Learning courses offer something for everyone, whether you want to develop or hone your skills for professional or personal growth, or you just enjoy learning new things and want to take a fun class. Lifelong Learning courses are non-credit and cater to learners of all ages and backgrounds. Our team of instructors is made up of passionate, knowledgeable individuals focused on sharing their skills and expertise with you in creative, student-centered ways. Whether you are 6 years old or 76, we have a unique program designed with you, our community, in mind. Explore and register for one of our Lifelong Learning courses today! 


General Information

Registration: In-Person 
Students may register in-person at our office located in the Student Center Building #4, Room 102 at Roxbury Community College. Students complete a brief registration form with us, make their payment, then get entered into the system in order to receive their schedule. 

Registration: By Mail 
Students may register by mail for Lifelong Learning courses by mailing us a completed registration form and a check or money order made payable to Roxbury Community College for the full amount. If you wish to register by mail, please do not send your form and payment any later than 2 weeks before your desired course starts. After this time, please register in-person. We are not responsible for lost forms or checks, or mail delays. If you have not received a confirmation from us prior to your course starting, please contact us at LHagen@rcc.mass.edu or (857) 701-1605. Please mail to:

Attn: Lise Hagen Snow, 4-102
Roxbury Community College
1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury, MA 02120 

Students must pay any and all outstanding balances to the college before registering for a non-credit course. All Corporate and Community Education and Lifelong Learning course tuitions and fees must be paid at the time of registration. Some programs may be eligible for structured payment plans - please contact our office to see if your program of choice is eligible.

Third-Party Billing: Organizations may be billed for tuition if authorization on agency letterhead to justify billing is presented at time of registration. Tuition, not covered by a sponsoring organization, must be paid by the student at registration.

Accepted Payment Methods: We accept money orders, checks, debit cards, and credit cards (no cash will be accepted)

Financial Aid
Non-credit courses are not covered by federal or state financial aid.

Course Cancelations and Refunds 
Our non-credit Lifelong Learning courses run based on enrollment. Upon occasion, we may have to either postpone a course start date or cancel the course. In these instances, students may opt for a full refund (including the $10 Registration Fee) or may have their account credited to enroll in a future class. 

Lifelong Learning Non-Credit Course Refund Policy
Students who have registered and paid for a Lifelong Learning course and wish to receive a refund must officially* withdraw from the course at least one (1) business day before the first class meeting in order to receive a full tuition refund (the $10 Registration Fee is non-refundable). No refunds will be given after that time. 

For questions, please visit us in Room 102 of the Student Center Building #4. 

*Please note: Students who sign up for a non-credit course and do not officially drop the course are responsible for all tuition/fees associated with that course. 

Some Lifelong Learning non-credit courses provide Certificates of Completion upon successful course completion. Such applicable courses are graded on a Passing (P) or Not Passing (NP) basis. 

Auditing Policy 
Lifelong Learning non-credit courses are not eligible to be audited. If you have any questions regarding auditing credit courses at the college, please contact the Admissions Office at (617) 541-5320.

Diversity & Disability Statement
Roxbury Community College values diversity and is committed to providing all qualified Lifelong Learning students equal access to all programs and facilities.  RCC strives to create inclusive and welcoming academic environments.  Your instructor and Disability Services should be notified as soon as possible if there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that present barriers to your success in this course.

Students with known or suspected physical, medical, sensory, psychological, and or learning disabilities are encouraged to contact Disability Services in order to assess learning needs and take advantage of available academic accommodations.  Disability Services is located in Building 2 in the Enrollment Center.  Disability Services can be contacted directly at accessibility@rcc.mass.edu and (857) 701-1410. 

Equal Opportunity Policy 
Roxbury Community College maintains and promotes a policy of non-discrimination in employment and education on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, and national origin. We are committed to a policy of affirmative action, equal opportunity, and equal education, non-discrimination, diversity, and equal access.

Statement of Publication
This is an official publication of Roxbury Community College. Course offerings, dates, tuition, fees, and other information are subject to change. The College reserves the right to revise any material described in this publication. The information in this publication is provided for convenience, and the college disclaims any liability that may be incurred. This publication is neither a contract nor an offer to make a contract.