SCRANTON, PA, April 29, 2009 — Penn Foster Career School, one of the oldest and largest online learning institutions in the world, has launched a new Certified Personal Trainer Program.
With Penn Foster’s Certified Personal Trainer Program, students will receive thorough training in the techniques and skills of a Personal Trainer plus a National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certification Package that contains materials that will prepare them for NCSF Certification. As part of this package, students will also receive a voucher for the actual NCSF Certification Exam.
The U.S. Department of Labor is projecting a 27% increase in personal training jobs over the next decade. However, in order to take advantage of this employment growth most fitness workers need to be certified. Recognizing the importance of certification in this field is what lead Penn Foster to develop their new Certified Personal Trainer Program.
“We realized that, in order for our students to take advantage of the explosive growth in this field, they would need to be certified. Including a certification component in our fitness program will increase the likelihood that graduates of this program will go on to be successful in this field,” stated Stuart Udell, CEO of Penn Foster.
About Penn Foster
Penn Foster College, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster High School are part of Penn Foster, Inc., a global leader in distance education. For more than 117 years, Penn Foster has been providing career-focused training programs in the fields of health care, business, technology, automotive technology, and select trades. Nationally and regionally accredited Penn Foster High School serves more than 40,000 online students seeking individual courses or a complete diploma program. Penn Foster Career School (www.PennFoster.edu) and Penn Foster High School (www.PennFosterHighSchool.com) are headquartered in Scranton, PA, with regional offices in Montreal, Canada.