CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Del Mar College is kicking off a new program in its kinesiology department.
It's the college’s first personal training certification program.
Del Mar's 16-credit program is designed to prepare students to take the National Personal Training Certification exam, which is the requirement to work as a personal trainer at any fitness center.
That training is traditionally only offered online and is primarily self-taught.
“A lot of these organizations have study guides out there and online programs, but the students won’t get the practical experience that they'll get when they come here,” said Judi Phillips, Del Mar’s Kinesiology Department chair. “Plus, they'll have somebody that they can ask questions to and interact with on a daily basis.”
The program is also good for students who would like to maintain their current certifications.
Registration for the program is now open and classes will start in January.