Mar 22, 2019  
2018-19 College Catalog 
    
2018-19 College Catalog

Certificate Information


This certificate program is designed to prepare students to pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Personal Trainer exam.  The National Strength and Conditioning Association is recognized as one of the top certifying organizations among health and fitness professionals.  This program will prepare students to assess, motivate, educate and develop safe and effective exercise programs to meet the health and fitness needs of clients.  CPR/AED/First aid training are also included in the course work.  Credits earned in this 3 semester certificate may be applied toward the Exercise Science, AS program, if the student wishes to pursue a guided pathway for progression towards a transfer degree.


Department of Therapeutic Services


Administration

Toledo-area Campus

Phone Number

Email

Catherine Ford, Dean Health Technologies 121 B (567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu
Barbara A Seguine, Chair Occupational Therapy Heath Technologies 525 (567) 661-7415 barbara_seguine@owens.edu
Bradley Wood, Assistant Chair Physical Therapy Health Technologies 526 (567) 661-2984 bradley_wood3@owens.edu
Jami L Williamson, Exercise Science Program Facilitator Bicentennial Hall 170 (567) 661-2108 jami_williamson@owens.edu

Job Opportunities for Certified Personal Trainers

Personal trainers typically work one-on-one with an individual.   A personal trainer can be an independent contractor where they go to their clients’ homes, be employed by a corporate wellness facility, a for-profit fitness facility or a non-profit, such as a YMCA. 

Salary

Personal trainers typically work one-on-one with an individual and are generally paid by the hour or exercise session.  Wages/salaries are highly dependent on geographical location and experience.  According to the Ohio Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean hourly wage is $14.28 with the mean annual salary being $29.710.

Directed Practice

Owens Community College offers an on and off-campus directed practice experience that provides 98 hours of professional and hands-on lab and community engagement opportunities to provide active learning to our students.  For more information on the directed practice expectations, please contact the program facilitator.