Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Fitness Training Certifications & Workshops

Fitness Training

Online certification courses (below) and additional workshops are offered through W.I.T.S. World Instructor Training Schools.

Personal Trainer Certification Course - Hybrid
(Virtual lectures + In-person practical skills labs)

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer. Turn your fitness passion into a profession with the ONLY IN-PERSON hands on practical skill labs in the industry. Our NCCA Accredited program is even approved for 3 college credits towards a degree. The scheduled virtual lectures are led by our 5 star teacher. Topics will cover 15 hours on anatomy, exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, nutrition and more. The in-person practical skill labs allow you to role-play and review essential "hands on skills" to master assessing clients, stretching, warm ups/cool downs, exercise analysis and programming design. The course includes the national test vouchers ($450 value) and extra access to our online video enhanced CPT course to review lectures and labs at no extra cost! W.I.T.S. 30-hour optional employer internship (Level 2 Certification) helps walk you into jobs who very much value our unique certification. We are all about your success and the tools we give you will help you reach that goal.

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Certified Senior Fitness Specialist 
This certification class is for health and fitness professionals wanting to gain knowledge, training, and competency to assess fitness levels, design fitness programs and provide motivating exercise instruction for older adults. This course is a great addition to your knowledge base and allows you the opportunity to learn the proper exercise techniques, stretching, programming and safety needed for your older adult clients. The population of individuals 65 and older is increasing rapidly. This presents the personal trainer with multiple opportunities to work with clients as they age. However, it does require specialized knowledge and training, because chronic medical conditions will alter older adults’ need for and response to exercise.

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Certified Lifestyle Wellness Coaching 
This unique Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification course will show your client that providing specific insights into their individual wellness is just as vital to their long term success as creating an exercise program. Our Lifestyle Wellness Coaching course will enable you, as a trainer, to communicate, motivate, and support your client IN NEW INNOVATIVE WAYS towards reaching their goals. This self-paced online-mentored class will help you develop the personal skills you need to lead your clients, while opening new revenue streams outside of just exercise training sessions! Your clients will achieve long-term fitness and lifestyle wellness goals for likely the first time ever. You will provide your clients with personal awareness techniques that will create new possibilities and help them overcome previous limitations.

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching Certification includes 12 hours of video instruction, drills and testing. The W.I.T.S. video lessons will teach you the skills of successful coaching and allow you to practice and build confidence in your coaching relationships as a lifestyle wellness coach. This is the next level in your professional growth to build your personal business and increase your billable hours.

13 Hours over 4 weeks 

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Certified Group Fitness Instructor
This online self-paced mentored certification course will help you to develop skills for leading any group in an exciting safe routine. Lectures will cover the essentials of group exercise history, music, choreography, safety techniques, as well as basic applied science specifically relating to group strength, cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility. Practical labs will expand into skill development for functional training, sports conditioning, circuit, boot camp, dance, step, kickboxing and equipment-based class techniques. A mind body class overview in Yoga & Pilates will cap it off so you can incorporate this knowledge into sections of your classes. The national exams for the certification credential are included with this program. Special Note: Successful completion of the course activities and online exam will get you a Certificate of Completion. Passing the national exams at your college will get you a Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer credential. 

32 Hours over 6 weeks

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Fitness Management Certification
Do you own your own fitness studio or health club? Do you want to own your own fitness studio but do not know how to set it up to run effectively? Do you have staff that you want to climb the ladder to support your organization? We all need specific education and training to be effective and reach our ultimate potential. This course is the answer to move forward with a purpose. The Fitness Management Certification will offer formal training to lock in the key issues that make all facilities successful. A trainee will learn: Discuss beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that influence membership purchase and member retention. Distinguish between a member and a customer. Describe strategies for branding, marketing and selling memberships. Explain the role of club culture in membership sales and member retention. Develop effective programming. Discuss financial issues including budgeting, forecasting, and raising capital. Devise strategies for staff recruitment, leadership, motivation and retention. Describe various types of facilities and equipment. Manage risks and liabilities.

6 Hours over 6 weeks

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