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PR # 225 April 15, 2008


The Allied Health department of Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division is offering a Personal Trainer National Certification program this spring. The course will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 6-June 12, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at the College?s North Branch Campus.

According to abcnews.com, a personal trainer is the fourth hottest job in the US. The 50-hour program presents all of the information necessary to become a Certified Personal Trainer. It includes 15 hours of lecture, 15 hours of practical training and a 20-hour internship. Topics include biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessment.

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. For further information, contact Dr. Sourri Baetjer, assistant dean, CCE/Allied Health, 908-218-8872.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers 90 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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