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Personal Training Instructional Course

This course is a training program designed to provide William & Mary students with the information, instruction, education, and practical experience needed to become personal trainers. The course will prepare students to take the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer Exam. 

This is course is now offered for academic credit, INTR 110-14. 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Jenny Dunfee, M.S.Ed, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C).


  • ACSM's Resources for the Personal Trainer, 6th edition 
  • ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 11th edition
  • ACSM Certification Review, 6th edition


What is involved in this program?

All areas of personal training will be taught from basic anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and nutrition to program design, fitness assessment, injury prevention and first aid, basics of behavior change, health psychology, and legal guidelines and professional responsibilities.

All members of the course will get practical experience in the weight room as well as with program design and fitness assessment.

What happens at the end of the program?

At the end of the spring semester, all members of the training course will be prepared to take ACSM's Certified Personal Trainer Exam. 


Check out the ACSM website for more information about their national certifications and training materials.

For more information please contact at [[jvrueh, Jenny Dunfee]] or (757) 221-3313.