Personal trainer certification taught

Are you fit and wanting to help others change their lifestyle and also gain a career?

The OCCC Recreation and Fitness department offers a Personal Trainer Certification Course as part of the World Instructor Training School.

W.I.T.S. President and CEO Jay Del Vecchio said the Personal Trainer Certification Course is a six-week course which helps students to learn and practice personal training, which prepares them to execute operational essentials to help their clients change their lifestyles.


“Our hands-on practical labs and skill competency tests with the field internship enable our grads to succeed,” he said. “The definitions of this profession come to life so they can relate and safely work with clients in the field.”

Del Vecchio said the W.I.T.S. program is the only major certification program in the country providing training and internship components. He added that OCCC and W.I.T.S. have been in partnership together for about eight years.

The certification course will cost $549, not including the required textbook, which costs $93.97. The course already started in the fall but will also be offered in the spring semester. The course will take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Feb. 9 through 16 and April 6 through 11 on campus, Del Vecchio said.

He said the goal of the program is to assist program graduates in gaining placement opportunities by providing employable grads that can work with peoples loved ones in a safe and effective way. To register for the class, students must enroll through the Recreation and Fitness department and must pay the Recreation and Fitness department, not the Bursar’s office, he said.

For more information on the Personal Trainer Certification Course, contact W.I.T.S. at 888-330-9487, or online at

To contact the OCCC Reacreation and Fitness department, call 405-682- 1611, ext. 7860 or stop by room 1C5 in the Wellness Center, near the General Dining area.

To contact Brandon Willis, email

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