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WELLNESS & FITNESS
PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER
Chesapeake College offers fitness training programs in partnership with the World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), one of the only certifying bodies in the country which provides comprehensive practical training and internship components. W.I.T.S. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association, The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, as well as IACET. The course is approved for 3 undergraduate academic credits by the American Council on Education. The course is a 62 hour program and is comprised of 16 hours lecture and 16 hours practical training. The National Exam is held on the last session. Topics include: biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment. Textbook is required, visit www.witseducation.com to order. Class size is limited. For more information, email CEHealthcare@chesapeake.edu. Tuition: In-county $30, Out-of-county $35, Out-of-State $40. All students pay Course fee $600.
Course/Section Days Dates Sessions Time Location/Room Instructor:
CEX 379 9A Sat 9/15 – 11/10/18 9 9 am – 2 pm WYE Mills/TPAC STAFF
CEX 379 9B Sat 2/16 – 4/20/19 No class 3/16 9 9 am – 2 pm WYE Mills/TPAC STAFF
CEX 379 9C Sat 6/8 – 8/10/19 No class 7/6 9 9 am – 2 pm WYE Mills/TPAC STAFF
HYBRID FITNESS TRAINER COURSES
These courses offered in partnership with the World Instructor Training School are a combination of online and face-to-face lecture and practical training and testing. Contact CEHealthcare@chesapeake.edu for the flexible course start dates. All courses provide W.I.T.S. CEC’s as well as I.A.C.E.T. CEUs and most require a textbook.
OLDER ADULT SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
Get the training and education you need to serve the fastest growing fitness population. This 38 hour course includes 9 hours of ONLINE lecture, 9 hours of ONLINE practical training preparation, a LIVE 3 day practical training & testing. This unique specialist certification provides you with the specific knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for working with older adult clientele. A 20-hour internship is required and a valid CPR/AED card must be presented to get the certification issued. Textbook required. This course provides 44 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ 4.4 IACET CEU’s. Course fee $599.
GROUP EXERCISE CERTIFICATION
This is an updated, self-paced, 9-module hybrid certification course that includes online lecture videos, practical lab demonstrations and participation in a 4 day hands on practical lab. The Lectures cover the essentials and most recently published information regarding group exercise history, music, choreography, safety techniques, as well as basic applied science specifically relating to group exercise cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility health. The Practical Labs encompass skill development for functional training, sports conditioning, circuit, boot camp, dance, step, kickboxing, hi-low, aqua, indoor cycling, and equipment-based class techniques. The written and practical exams are included in this course at the 4- day practical lab weekend. A 30-hour internship is required and a valid CPR/AED card must be presented to get the certification issued. Textbook required. This course provides 62 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ 6.2 IACET CEU’s. Course fee $599.
ONLINE FITNESS TRAINER COURSES
These online courses are offered in partnership with the World Instructor Training School. Once you have registered, you must email CEHealthcare@chesapeake.edu to connect with your online training source. All courses provide W.I.T.S. CEC’s as well as I.A.C.E.T. CEUs. Most courses have a required textbook and can be purchased by calling 1-888-330-9487.
LIFESTYLE FITNESS COACHING CERTIFICATION
The most successful fitness professionals know that their clients’ success depends on making significant lifestyle and behavior change. It’s not enough to create an exercise program, you must also develop a relationship based on trust, understanding, and respect, in which you are able to communicate, motivate, and support your client toward reaching their goals. This class will help you develop the skills to do just that. This interactive course includes 9 hours of instruction including 2 hours of testing; and will teach you the skills of successful coaching and allow you to practice and build confidence in your coaching relationships. 11 W.I.T.S. CEC’s/ 1.1 IACET CEU’s. Course fee $399.
Additional Courses Available: Contact CEHealthcare@chesapeake.edu for start dates and required textbooks.