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BC3 Professional Education & Certificate Programs

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification Course

BC3 has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools, a national fitness certifying organization, to train people to become Personal Fitness Trainers.

Personal Fitness

Earn Your Personal Fitness Training Certificate @ BC3

Fitness Professionals Needed

The fitness field is growingly rapidly, and the U.S. Department of Labor projects a 28% increase in the number of fitness professionals needed over the next decade. Personal Fitness Training classes will be offered on main campus.

Personal Fitness Training Orientation Video

Classroom and Hands-On Training

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 10-May 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Tuesday classes are at Butler Main Campus and Thursday classes are at the Butler YMCA; cost is $699. A textbook is required.

For more information contact us at 724-287-8711 ext. 8421.

Complete the Certificate

The program consists of classroom and practical training. To complete the certificate, students must pass exams and participate in CPR as well as an internship.

  • 16 hour classroom lecture
  • 16 hour hands-on practical training
  • 30 hour internship

Certification Requirements

  • Attendance
  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • 30 hour Internship
  • Current Adult CPR (students take on their own)

Download Flyer (PDF)

If you have questions, or would like to register, please call H. Christine Coblentz at 724-287-8711 ext. 8421 or register online.















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Contact Professional Education

Tracie Nehilla, Coordinator - Certificate Programs & Professional Education
724-287-8711 ext. 8171


Lisa Campbell, Director - Business Training
724-287-8711 ext. 8290

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