Academic Programs

Certified Personal Trainer

Diploma
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program allows students to earn a nationally recognized personal training certification through the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF) while earning college credit from Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Upon successful completion of the certificate or diploma program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCSF-CPT certification exam.

The graduate must be 18 at the time of testing. A 2.0 GPA is required to graduate. Students in the program separate themselves from job competition by having a highly recognized professional credential. More people are seeking the advice of certified personal trainers every day to aid them in accomplishing their fitness goals.

Students that successfully complete the course have the skills to excel in diverse professional environments. Graduates are employable in numerous segments of the health and fitness industry

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology IA w/lab................. 4
HSC 270 Clinical Exercise Testing............................................. 3
BIO 151 Nutrition...................................................................... 3
PEA 148 Physical Fitness I........................................................ 2
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
BIO 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIA w/lab................ 4
HSC 272 Certified Personal Trainer........................................... 3
HSC 127 Kinesiology................................................................. 4
HSC 114 Medical Terminology................................................... 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3

Program Total............................................................ 33

Contacts

Barbara-Anne Huculak, EdD, PT Ext. 1321 Room L307 barbara-anne.huculak@witcc.edu
Linda Mercer, MPT Ext. 1451 Room L307 linda.mercer@witcc.edu
Mary Mohni, Associate Chair, Ext. 1844 Room L314 mary.mohni@witcc.edu
Take the Next Step
Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
info@witcc.edu