quinebaug valley community college

Personal Trainer

Thomas Kacerik JPF“While attending QVCC I had heard that they had an opportunity to take a personal trainer course. I have always been a fitness enthusiast so I signed up to take Josh Pratt’s class. The class was engaging and challenging, I learned a lot and the hands on experience at Josh’s gym and the course load was very helpful. I began training afterwards and have gone on to get other certifications that the class had prepared me perfectly for.

I now work full time as a trainer and actually train at JPF (Josh’s gym) every day. The education from that class has been invaluable and life-changing for me. I would encourage anyone who is passionate about fitness and helping people to take this class.”

¬† — Thomas Kacerik

Personal Trainer Course

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career and become a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer. Our personal trainer course is a great way to become a successful Personal Trainer with hands-on training at a local gym, Just Performance Fitness! This challenging course is for candidates seeking LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical lab to master the essential career skills and knowledge. The course consists of 32 hours of lecture and 16 hours of hands-on training in the gym. Key topics include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, health assessment and 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs with role playing drills on assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more.

Next schedule TBD

Classroom sessions: QVCC Danielson Campus, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-8 pm
Gym sessions: Just Performance Fitness, Saturdays, 11 am-1 pm

Cost: $599.00

Questions and Registration
Contact Amanda Giles agiles@qvcc.edu for more information or to be added to the waitlist.

Employment Outlook
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), predicts a growth of 8% from 2014-2024 for fitness trainers and instructors, including personal trainers