Whether for a career move or for personal knowledge, earning two levels of national certification as a personal trainer will give you the expertise you need. This course offers candidates in-depth instruction and hands-on practice with a top veteran instructor. In 16 hours of lecture you will cover topics, including biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. Another 16 hours of hands-on practical training labs gives you role playing drills on exercises, presentation skills, and more. Your progress in the course is up to you. Level One Certification - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete the written and practical exams. CPR/AED certification required. Level Two Certification - Nationally Certified Personal Trainer: Successfully complete your Level One exams followed by a 30-hour internship that will connect you to local employers and provide practice in a professional setting. Required Textbook: Fitness Professional's Handbook- 7th Edition with Web Resources ISBN-13:9781492523376. Purchase textbook prior to start of class. Students must be age 18 or older to receive certification.