Edison State College Continuing Education is offering a prep course for individuals who wish to become certified ACE (American Council on Exercise) Personal Trainers starting January 28. This course, which runs through March 13, is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers.
Students who complete this course can assess an individual’s level of fitness using the recommended guidelines of ACE. They can also design and customize exercise programs for individuals based on their current fitness level, future needs and fitness goals. They will also be able to demonstrate proper execution of all types of exercises from free weights to strength machines as well as proper stretching and isometric exercise techniques.
“The Continuing Education department at Edison State works hard to provide courses that not only improve our minds, but our physical well-being as well,” said Adrian Kerr, Associate Dean and Director of Continuing Education for Edison State College.
This 45-hour course is completed through 30 hours of lecture, nine hours of practical gym training, and six hours of study sessions for the ACE Personal Training Certification exam. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9pm. The information provided in this course will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as how to design programs that will help improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardio respiratory fitness and muscular endurance and strength. (Adult CPR & AED required prior taking the ACE national certification exam.)
Space is limited, and advance registration and payment are required. To register, or to learn more about this course, call (239) 433-6963 or visit http://www.edison.edu/ce/institutes/2.
Celebrating more than 50 years of excellence, Edison State College is Southwest Florida’s largest, most accessible and ranked nationally as one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Serving more than 24,000 students per year regionally, nationally, and internationally, students are also active in a wide variety of clubs and programs that cater to their interests. Nationally, Edison State is ranked 45th among associate degree producers and 26th for its prestigious associate producing Nursing program.