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Personal Trainer Certification

Oakton’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning and World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) to offer training for one of the fastest growing health occupations.

Job Outlook

The US Labor Department & the fitness industry project major growth in the personal trainer field (expected to grow 25% 2010- 2018) (

Programs of Study

Classroom-based course – PEDC03
Fee: $679

The course includes 16 hours of classroom learning, 16 hours of practical on-campus training, 4 hours of testing and a 30-hour internship with a local health club. Required textbook: Fitness Professional’s Handbook, 6th edition, by Edward Howley and Dixie Thompson. ISBN-13: 9781450411172 (hardcover), ISBN-13: 9781450423946 (eBook). Book is not sold in Oakton’s bookstore. Purchase online or order from W.I.T.S. Call 888-330-9487 for more information


Spring 2014 Dates

February 9 – April 6, 2014

Sundays (9 weeks)

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.


How to Register

Register online (New Flexible Registration System)

Register by fax, mail, or in person

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.

Summer registration opens March 26; Spring registration is ongoing.

Youth STEM Summer Programs
Registration opens March 26.

Online Flexible Registration System

Register using our online "Flexible Registration" system; with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient and seamless method for searching, registering, and paying for classes. Visit our How to Register page today and find out more about our flexible registration system.