Personal Training

Personal Training


Available at: East Campus

Personal trainer working with an older client

Program Overview

In order to be hired as a personal trainer at most fitness centers, especially those that are nationally known, an individual must have a certification from an organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Del Mar College offers a Level I Personal Training Certificate. This program is 16 credit hours of courses designed to prepare a student to sit for any national personal training certification exam such as those from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine or the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

The Personal Training Level I Certificate program is exempt from TSI assessment test requirements and features small class sizes that allow instructors to offer individual attention.


First 8-Week Session

Course Code Course Name Semester Hours
FITT 2313 Exercise Science 3
KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness 3


Second 8-Week Session

Course Code Course Name Semester Hours
KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
FITT 1237 Personal Training 2
FITT 1301 Fitness and Exercise Testing 3


Third 8-Week Session

Course Code Course Name Semester Hours
KINE 1306 First Aid 3
FITT 1164 Practicum 1


Career Outlook

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, fitness trainers in the Corpus Christi metropolitan area earn a median hourly wage of $22.20 per hour, with an annual mean salary of $46,890. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Corpus Christi, TX.


Page last updated April 5, 2022.

Contact Information

Kinesiology & Education
101 Baldwin blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
(361) 698-1334