Advanced Personal Training
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Become a Personal Trainer

The Advanced Personal Training program gives students the skills they need to enter the field of fitness training and the foundation for future study in the exercise sciences. The program is characterized by rigorous study in anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology and the biomechanics of exercise. From this foundation, students learn to assess the physical condition of a client, design a training program, and evaluate progress. Students also learn to integrate nutrition and general wellness practices into the training program and to deal with special populations that include the elderly and disabled. Students practice their skills in the college’s own functional training facility as well as in a variety of internship experiences. Courses in ethics and professionalism and in managing a personal training business prepare students for their future careers.

Graduates are prepared for positions at gyms and health facilities, including hospitals, or they may establish private practices.

Graduates are awarded an Associate in Occupational Studies degree (AOS) as authorized by the New York State Board of Regents.

The Advanced Personal Training program coursework meets the standards for the knowledge, skills, and abilities set forth for certification by professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the National College of Sports and Fitness (NCSF).

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What to Expect in the Program

The Advanced Personal Training program is available in 5-semester (20 month) and 8-semester (32 month) programs. Morning and afternoon classes are available for each sequence. This program features a curriculum heavily focused on anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and the biomechanics of exercise. Through this rigorous course of study, students will learn to assess the physical condition of a client, design a training program, and evaluate their progress. Students will also learn how to integrate nutrition and general wellness practices into their clients’ training programs with specific attention to certain populations, such as the elderly and disabled.

The Advanced Personal Training program allows students to practice and hone their skills in the college’s own functional training facility and through a variety of internship opportunities. Successful completion of this program will prepare each student for a range of positions in the healthcare field in environments such as gyms, physical rehab centers, hospitals, and other health facilities. Graduates will also earn the education necessary to establish their own private practices.

Want to know more about what a day in the life of an Advanced Personal Training student is like? Check out a Sample Schedule!

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Academic Calendar

Semester Calendar
Massage Therapy, Nursing, Personal Training
2018 Spring Semester

Classes Begin Monday, May 7

Classes End Saturday, August 18

School is closed for Holidays, Memorial Day- Monday, May 28, Independence Day- Wednesday, July 4th

2018 Winter Semester

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Saturday, April 28

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Semester

Classes Begin Thursday, September 7

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 23 and

Friday, November 24

2017 Spring Semester

Classes begin Monday, June 26 *Massage Therapy only (morning classes)
Classes end Saturday, August 19

Classes begin Monday, May 8
Classes end Saturday, August 19

School is closed for Holidays:
Memorial Day – Monday, May 29
Independence Day – Tuesday, July 4

Quarter Calendar
Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Surgical Technologist
2018 Spring Quarter

Classes Begin Monday, April 16

Classes End Monday, July 2

School is closed for Holiday: Memorial Day- Monday, May 28

2018 Winter Quarter

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 16

Classes End Tuesday, April 3

School is closed for Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Monday, January 15

2017 Fall Quarter

Classes Begin Thursday, October 5

Classes End Friday, December 22

School is closed for Holiday: Thanksgiving- Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24

2017 Summer Quarter

Classes Begin Wednesday, July 12

Classes End Wednesday, September 27

School is closed for Holiday: Labor Day – Monday, September 4

Message from the Dean

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Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in our Advanced Personal Training Program.

The personal trainer’s calling is to find an exercise regimen that not only suits a client’s needs and preferences, but that will also be safe and effective. Our unique program offers a science-based approach for choosing the best possible tools and techniques for creating customized programs for those seeking increased levels of fitness and well-being. With organizations like Exercise is Medicine and Physical Education for Life being formed, it is clear that people are seeking prevention and health maintenance and want fitness experts with the skills to help them achieve it.

Our rigorous and exciting curriculum is filled with experiential learning and combines a strong foundation in science and anatomy with extensive hands-on application and skill development. The courses offer training to those looking to enter the fitness field, experienced trainers seeking higher levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities, massage therapists, and other healthcare practitioners looking to expand their practices, and those interested in learning about fitness, exercise, and the human body.

We help our students become independent thinkers who are knowledgeable in the most current fitness guidelines, have an understanding of state-of-the-art techniques, and be able to evaluate new trends and research. Our students learn to design and implement comprehensive and sophisticated programs of health, wellness, and performance. We strive to instill a love of knowledge in our students so they become lifelong learners with the skills for success in a wide variety of fitness settings.

I invite you to audit one of our classes and/or visit our facility to gain a better understanding of our program. To schedule an appointment, please call our Admissions Department.

Sincerely,

Vincent Metzo, M.A., L.M.T., C.S.C.S.

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Success Stories

The hands-on approach truly aided me in comprehension and application of the sciences. Career Services provided a strong support system post-graduation. To all, I’m indebited!

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