Personal Training Employment Opportunities are Strong with IBMC College and D1 Sports Training Partnership

Locally-owned IBMC College and D1 Sports Training in Colorado Springs, CO have joined forces to provide IBMC’s Personal Training Degree and diploma seekers with the opportunity to complete their externship at D1 Sports Training facility, and obtain potential career placement with the organization after graduation. *

“This partnership is incredibly beneficial. As a Division I, state-of-the-art athletic training facility, D1 Sports Training will offer enhanced hands-on learning and on-the-job experiences to IBMC College’s Personal Fitness Training student externs. This a win-win in helping our students grow in the field; it also allows this local employer to find out if the skilled externs would be compatible additions to the D1 Team,” Diana Gunderson, Vice President of Education at IBMC College, explained.

Earn your Personal Training degree from IBMC CollegeThe personal training externship component of the partnership will begin on June 13th and includes D1 Sports Training executing the group/boot camp module. D1 will take on the responsibility of eighty hours of the one hundred and twenty hour externship through an active classroom and a hands-on practical approach through simulation, role play, program design and field instruction from Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. The remaining forty hours of the externship will be conducted through on-site experiences at the IBMC College campus-level, or through a potential dual externship with an outside organization.

Keeping in-line with the objective of enabling student success from start to finish, IBMC College’s Career Services Placement Department will continue to mentor personal training externs on professional development tactics, while D1’s General Manager, Operations Manager and Fitness Manager will work closely with IBMC’s student externs on interviewing preparation and additional career development skills to increase their odds of being hired within the company, upon graduation.

“This is a definite advantage to our students. They have the ability to further their passions with a tremendous company, and the direct career placement feature is an especially exciting component in helping to secure employment for our graduates,” stated Melissa Whitten, Regional Director of Student and Career Services, IBMC College.

The D1 Sports Training facility exposes clients to elite training, both for performance and fitness through groundbreaking training techniques, fitness plans and professional therapy and recovery. Among some of their most impressive accolades, is the fact that D1 trainers are the premiere trainers at the Manning Passing Academy – owned by Super Bowl Champions Peyton and Eli Manning, as well as their football legend father, Archie Manning.

To learn more about D1 Sports Training, located 5815 Mark Dabling Boulevard in Colorado Springs, CO, call (719) 247-1128.

IBMC College touts nearly three decades of providing life-changing career training throughout the Colorado and Wyoming regions, as well as supplying hundreds of companies with thousands of skilled externs and graduates throughout the years.

IBMC College’s Personal Training Degree program can be completed in as little as 19 months, while the diploma program takes as few as 15 months.** IBMC College is now enrolling for June 13th classes at the Colorado Springs Campus, 6805 Corporate Drive. For information on career training programs, visit or call (719) 596-7400.

(*Student must successfully complete all IBMC College course requirements and meet the hiring standards set forth by D1’s Management to be eligible for employment.) (**Programs may be completed in 15-19 months when following the prescribed coursework and successfully completing the program.)


About IBMC College:
IBMC College has been locally-owned since 1987 and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools. This company delivers life-changing career opportunities to a multitude of individuals, from all backgrounds, and offers graduates career placement assistance. IBMC College operates campuses in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, CO and Cheyenne, WY. Explore our 21 accelerated programs by visiting

About D1 Sports Training:
D1 Sports Training is The Home of Athletic-Based Training, and has been in business since 2001. This is a company built for athletes, by athletes. Their staff is comprised of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist(s) (CSCS) through the reputable National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with a concentration in group dynamic training, Registered Dietitian with a concentration in sports performance and speed & agility coaches that have played/coached at the Division I & II levels.

IBMC College’s Media Contact:
Holli McElwee, Marketing Manager
Phone: (970) 223-2669

D1 Sports Training Facility’s Media Contact:
Front Office
Phone: (719) 247-1128