Turn your love for fitness into a viable career as a skilled personal or group trainer. The nationally-accredited courses will prepare you for the Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Trainer certification exams given by the American Council of Exercise (ACE). You will learn about ACE's integrated models for designing fitness programs based on clients' health, fitness levels and goals.
The Pain-Free Performance Specialist Certification is an integrated prevention-based system for personal trainers, coaches and fitness professionals to optimize their clients' fitness and performance around the common presence of pain, dysfunction and injuries. In this course, attendees will master some of the most powerful injury-prevention-based theories, methods and modalities to take instant action in the implementation of Dr. John Rusin's Pain-Free Performance Training System.
The program is online, and all hours will be completed via Blackboard, where assignments and learning materials will be available for students to complete from their computer at their own pace. There are no scheduled meeting times for classes.
Industry-recognized credential(s): Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Group Fitness Instructor, from the American Council on Exercise.
Complete in: Three months or less
Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.