Personal Training Certification Preparation Course (non-credit)

Have you ever thought about a career as a personal trainer? Or starting a “side hustle” teaching exercise classes at the fitness center or gym? Earn your Personal Training Certificate for only $579!

Are you passionate about health and fitness? Do you love spending time in the gym… learning new exercises… trying different workouts? If so, get certified… with our 10-week Personal Training certificate course.

The whole focus of this program is to prepare you to pass the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification exam in the allotted two-and-a-half-hour time.

Preparing for the 150-question exam on your own can be challenging. Why not let our expert professor guide you through the complex concepts? The instructor will be there to clarify the detailed section on kinesiology… answer your questions on physiology… and help you master all the material, so you are in the best position to pass the exam.

Earn your Personal Training Certificate for only $579!

Personal Training Certificate
Personal Training Certificate Central Penn College

Shape Your Future with a Personal Training Certificate

Personal trainers are in high demand by gyms, fitness studios and exercise programs. In addition, many people hire certified personal trainers to work one-on-one with them on improving their health and fitness.

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The Course

  • 10 weeks
  • All online
  • Taught by an ACSM-certified faculty member
  • Cost: $579

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What You Will Learn

During this 10-week, online Personal Training certificate course, you will gain an increased level of competence with:

  • A core focus on body sciences – anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
  • Nutrition
  • Personal trainer certification preparation
  • Client intake and assessment, fitness screening and design of personal fitness programs
  • Motivational techniques, goal setting and long-term sustainability of health habits
  • All subjects covered by the ACSM exam

An optional textbook is not included in the cost of the program.

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Personal Training

Careers in this field include

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Coach
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Health & Wellness Coach
  • Gym Manager

People who thrive in this field

  • Motivated
  • Health Conscious
  • Goal-Directed
  • Hard Worker
  • Focused
  • Open-Minded
  • Good with People
  • Empathetic
  • Effective Listener

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“If you love going to the gym… learning new exercises… and have thought about becoming a personal trainer, then this course is for you.”

– Dr. Matt Casale, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant

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