UH Maui College offers a free personal trainer certification program
The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College offers a free, non-credit education and training program for Maui County residents who want to become certified personal trainers. Costs are fully sponsored by Hui No Ke Ola Pono’s Kealahoʻimai Program, which promotes Native Hawaiian workforce development in the health and wellness sectors.
Participants will be prepared for entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry, including in fitness clubs and gyms, health and wellness centers, school athletic programs, and coaching staff for individual clients. At the end of the program, participants will take the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer Certification Exam.
Classes will begin October 1, 2022 and end July 29, 2023, including a one-month break from mid-December to mid-January. The program requires a weekly commitment of 10 to 12 hours, including 5 to 6 hours of lessons on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings as well as Saturday mornings.
Online classes will begin with an introduction to exercise anatomy and physiology, followed by exercise science for study by a certified personal trainer. In-person exercise clinics will include an introduction to plyometrics and flexibility training, volleyball, martial arts training, resistance training, strength training, and strength training cardiovascular.
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass campus health clearances, and reside in Maui County. A distance learning option is available for residents of Hana, Lanai and Molokai.
Applications can be submitted online at https://forms.gle/bFZ1iSyb56cDU27o8 and will be reviewed as they arise. E-mail [email protected] for more information.