Personal Training

Personal Training


Available at: Heritage 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 (Fall)

Course Code Course Name Semester Hours
KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness 1
KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness 3
FITT 1301 Fitness and Exercise Testing 3

Second 8-Week Session (FALL)

Course Code Course Name Semester Hours
FITT 2313 Exercise Science 3
FITT 1237 Personal Training 2

Third 8-Week Session (Spring)

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

Spring 2024 Course Schedule

KINE 1306 First Aid

Option 1: KINE 1306.001 - M/W 9:30-10:50 pm (16-week course). Starts on January 16.

Option 2: Online KINE 1306.O20 (8 weeks). Starts on January 16.

FITT 1164.O20 Practicum

Online- (8 weeks). Starts on January 16.

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 January 10, 2024.

Contact Information

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