UT Austin to Offer New Personal Trainer Certificate Program

By Kelsey – June 1, 2011


The Professional Development Center at the University of Texas at Austin has announced that it will add a Personal Trainer program to its list of offerings.

Beginning July 30th on the UT campus, the program is set to last six weeks and includes 15 hours of lecture and 15 hours of practical gym training. After students successfully complete the training and pass the final exam, they must then complete a 30-hour internship in order to receive the nationally recognized certificate.

Austin was chosen as the location for this program because of the “fit” culture residents have created.

“According to a recent study, Austin was listed the 10th healthiest city in America,” said Veronica Phillips, program coordinator for PDC. “Austin also rated very high in the number of gyms and health club per capita. Fitness is important to many people here. Therefore, if you have a desire to help others attain their fitness goals, becoming a personal trainer is a great way to increase your income.”

If you’d like to learn more about this program (or know someone else who would), attend one of the free information sessions to be held on July 16 and July 23. Click here to complete the free registration required to attend one of these info sessions.


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