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 Personal Fitness Training

Interim Program Director

Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT)        

The Personal Fitness Trainer basic certificate program provides students with the educational background required for pursuing a career in the health and fitness industry.  The curriculum provides the basic foundational skills needed to assess human body mechanics and the ability to develop and implement exercise training programs designed to improve and maintain health-related components of fitness and performance.  This knowledge will prepare students to achieve personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and/or National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).  Employment opportunities with this certification include personal fitness trainer, small group exercise instructor, and/or entry-level positions available at corporate or community fitness centers (I.e. health clubs, hospital fitness centers, YMCA, community recreational centers, etc.)    


Program Mission

The Personal Fitness Training program at Malcolm X provides a quality education to prepare diverse students to become highly competent and successful fitness professionals, able to stand out in the competitive fitness and wellness environment.  The program seeks to set the education standard in personal fitness training continually evolving with industry trends.        


Admission Requirements

This basic certificate program​ is open enrollment.​            




Personal Fitness Trainer

Faculty & Staff

Name Phone Email Office
Lamarr Magnus  
Stephanie Hardwidge​   ​​  
Devin Hagler​​  

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Contact Information

(312) 850-7393
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 1204 - Fitness Center 
Chicago , IL 60612
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Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm or according to posted Fitness Center hours.