Personal Trainer Certification

Oakton’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning and World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) offer training for one of the fastest growing health occupations. 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. Book is not sold in Oakton’s bookstore. Purchase online or order from W.I.T.S. Call 888-330-9487 for more information.

Certified by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), this challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge.

Being a personal trainer certified with an NCCA accreditation sets you apart as a qualified fitness professional associated with other professions and occupations including nurses, physical therapists, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians and more. Having the NCCA accredited personal trainer certification ensures employers that you have the highest level of credibility for training clients. In many cases, employers may increase your pay to acknowledge this additional credential.

In addition, one in three employers will only hire a NCCA Accredited Personal Trainer.

Fitness Professional’s Handbook, Seventh Edition With Web Resource
ISBN-13: 9781492523376
$106.97 WITS price
($97 for book plus $9.97 shipping)

ISBN-13: 9781492535935
$53.00 WITS price

Course Objective
To prepare students to earn a national personal training certificate.

Course Outline
Physical Activity, Health and Fitness; Health Screening
Anatomy and Biomechanics
Exercise and Physiology
Nutrition and Energy Expenditure; Rx for Weight Management
Rx for Cardiovascular Fitness Rx for Muscular Fitness Rx for Flexibility and Low Back Function
Special Populations
Behavioral Change; Injury Prevention and Treatment; Legal Issues

Job Outlook
The Bureau Labor of Statistics project growth in the personal trainer field (expected to grow 13% 2012-2022). The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $31,720 in May 2012 (

How to Register

Register online (Course Code PED C03; best viewed in Mozilla Firefox)
Register by fax, mail, or in person

For more information, please call 847.982.9888.