MCC Offers Online Class Leading to Fitness Trainer Certificate

(Bradenton, Fla., May 18, 2006) - Manatee Community College (MCC) Corporate and Community Development will launch a new online Professional Certificate in Personal Fitness Training program May 29.

According to a U.S. Department of Labor Bureau publication, Occupational Outlook Handbook, overall employment for personal trainers is expected to increase by 44 percent by 2012. The interactive Web-based certificate program is for those seeking to start a career in the emerging fitness/health industry, as well as for established fitness professionals seeking advanced education, and allied health and medical professionals who wish to become full- or part-time personal trainers/fitness instructors. The certificate and elective internship course will be offered three times per year. A field internship course is optional.

Graduates of the certificate program, offered in partnership with the American Council on Exercise® (ACE), will be eligible to receive a preferred discount on the ACE Personal Training Certification Exam and study materials. Current ACE-certified professionals who complete the courses will earn ACE continuing education credits toward recertification.

For more information or to register for this new online class, call MCC Corporate and Community Development at (941) 752-5203.

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