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PR # 112 December 18, 2007


The Allied Health department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering a Personal Trainer National Certification course this winter. The six-session course will be offered Saturdays, January 26-March 1, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., at the College?s North Branch Campus. The course will include practice training at an off-campus lab site. Information will be given on the first day of the course.

The course offers all the necessary information to become a Certified Personal Trainer?the fourth hottest job in the United States, according to abcnews.com. The intensive program includes 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of practical training and a 20-hour internship. Topics covered include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment and health assessment.

The course is being offered in partnership with World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) and is approved by the American Council on Education for three credits.

The $580 cost includes all fees and texts. Registration is limited and it?s on a first-paid, first-confirmed basis. To register, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8471. The course will be offered again in May. For further information, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872.

RVCC is located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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