Professional & Continuing Studies

“The American College of Sports Medicine’s CPT credential is one of the most widely-recognized certifications in the industry,” says fitness expert Jim Menz, lead faculty member and program director for this course. “We wanted this program aligned with a credential that opens opportunity anywhere in the country, and this one does.”

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam prep course starts Feb. 5

The University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies is again offering a Personal Trainer Test Prep Course this spring aimed at fitness enthusiasts and other individuals who wish to become certified personal trainers.

ACSM Personal Trainer Test Prep Course

Feb. 5-April 11, 2018
Newark, Del.

Prepare to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

The curriculum is aligned with the nationally-recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam administered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), making the program of particular interest to those seeking a personal trainer credential. No previous experience or degree is required.

“The American College of Sports Medicine’s CPT credential is one of the most widely-recognized certifications in the industry,” says fitness expert Jim Menz, lead faculty member and program director for this course. “We wanted this program aligned with a credential that opens opportunity anywhere in the country, and this one does.”

The 10-week program takes place in Newark, Del., meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings from Feb. 5 to April 11.

“The course is designed to welcome everyone and begins with the basic concepts needed to understand exercise and training, making it ideal for those seeking a rewarding career change or a new career in helping others achieve their fitness goals,” added Menz, a certified strength and conditioning specialist and corrective exercise specialist with over 20 years’ experience.

The curriculum includes a detailed foundation in exercise science; anatomy and physiology; and health, medical and exercise considerations for individuals of all ages. There are no academic prerequisites to enroll in this program.

This noncredit program is offered through the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

UD students and UD alumni are eligible for a discount when enrolling in this program. Other discounts include a military/veterans discount and a group discount when two or more individuals from one business or organization register for the program. For more information, visit https://www.pcs.udel.edu/personal-trainer/, write to continuing-ed@udel.edu or call 302-831-7600.

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