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YMCA Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach

Personal Trainer: This course is for people who want to work one-on-one with people to prescribe exercise. The scope of this certification will include populations with chronic illness and some injuries. Note the prerequisites will include Standard First Aid.

Purpose of the Certifications To provide people with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work or volunteer as a Personal Trainer or Wellness Coach with the YMCA or an external organization.


  • Minimum 16 years of age at the time of certification.
  • Current CPR A at the time of certification.


  • Personal Training – 50 hours as a personal training participant or other related experiences (i.e. training as an athlete, or following personal training plan).
  • Wellness Coaching – 50 hours as a wellness coach participant or other related experiences (i.e. leading people through change).

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