Personal Training

Personal Training

Level I Certificate, 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.

Beginning in January 2020, Del Mar College will be offering 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.


First 8-Week Session

  • KINE 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • FITT 1237 Personal Training
  • FITT 1301 Fitness and Exercise Testing

Second 8-Week Session

  • FITT 2313 Exercise Science
  • KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness

Third 8-Week Session

  • KINE 1306 First Aid
  • FITT 1164 Practicum

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 November 14, 2019.

Contact Information

Corpus Christi, Texas 78404
(361) 698-1334