Personal Training, Certificate


This two-semester program will serve those who would like to work in the fitness industry as personal trainers. The program is designed for students who have never worked in a fitness-center setting, those who are currently employed non-certified personal trainers who desire to upgrade their educational background as well as other fitness-industry professionals seeking the personal trainer designation. The program will prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to work as personal trainers and further certify through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) after graduation.

Program Goals and Objectives
  • To assist students in completing three general education areas specifically chosen to develop knowledge of interpersonal communication, body systems and of writing skills for industry.
  • To prepare students to obtain NCSF certification.
  • To provide students with skills in personal fitness training.

Alumni Spotlight

Kevin Kozba ‘16

The Personal Training Program at Niagara County Community College (NCCC) provided me with the knowledge and resources to take my career to the next level. When I began the program at NCCC I was already a working Certified Personal Trainer, however the classes and professors provided the tools to better myself in the industry. In my time at NCCC I not only improved my fitness related skills thanks to Professor Strong, but also my skills in business and interpersonal communication.

I have been able to open my own private Personal Training studio called Kobza Fitness. Kobza Fitness currently has 6 Certified Personal Trainers on staff and over 100 happy and healthy clients. I attribute much of my success to what I learned in my time at NCCC and am very thankful for the great network of professors and other resources that the program provided to me.

Kevin Kozba

Program Contact

John Strong
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-6272
Location: H-164
Division Office: 716-614-6410

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