Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Includes Your Choice of CPT Exam!

Looking for a new career with security and flexibility? With this program, you can pursue an exciting career in personal fitness that will allow you to help people achieve their goals while giving you the flexibility of settings or even work for yourself!

Hours: 280 Hours
Duration: 12 months
Level: Beginner
Average Completion: 6 Months
Language: English
Occupation: Assistant Personal Training Manager
Enrolled: 26 Students

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Certified Personal Fitness Trainer

Personal trainers are responsible for educating clients and enforcing policies regarding safe and proper use of equipment. Individuals holding this position must be able to develop, document, and implement one-on-one, partner, or group workout programs that match the needs and goals of clients.

12 months of Full Access
4% Predicted 10-Years Job Growth

Is This the Right Career for You?

A career in personal fitness can open the door to an exciting future with stability and the opportunity to start your own business. If you are looking for a career path that provides in-demand job security and the option to explore entrepreneurship, personal fitness training is the next career for you.

1. Start today

Begin your transformation and learning journey right away.

2. Learn your way

Achieve your training at your own pace, according to your own schedule.

3. Get hired today

Complete industry-recognized certification and develop your employment strategy to begin your dream job.

6 Reasons to Complete Your Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Training With Us


With our programs, you can learn and study at your own pace with access 24/7/365 for the duration of your program. This means you can learn on your own terms and work around your own schedule.


Our online training comes with access to real, live support personnel that will help you through every step from our admissions adviser who will assist you with selecting the right training for you, to our student adviser who will be there with you during your entire training journey.


We have tailored our programs to provide comprehensive training in the technical and soft skills employers are looking for. With direct input and feedback from industry leaders and hiring managers, our program aligns with exactly what you need to successfully enter the workforce.


Our career training not only gives you the knowledge you need but preparation for the certification exams relevant to your desired career path. If you are pursuing an exciting new career in a field with a national certification, our program will both prepare you to sit for the exam but will often include a voucher for the exam cost.

Simulations and Case Studies

Our training programs have been developed with real learners and professionals in mind, so our programs incorporate real-world case studies and virtual simulations that will provide examples and interactions with real-life situations you may encounter during your career. These allow you to learn by experience with circumstances similar to what will be your daily responsibilities on the job.

Engaging and Interactive

Our training curriculum was developed with you in mind, looking at modern day learners and their needs. Our curriculum contains a mix of formats including reading, listening, watching, and interacting that will immerse you into a fun and engaging learning experience you will not only enjoy but not want to end.

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Program Description

This program is designed for any individual who has zero experience in fitness training but wants to become a professional personal fitness trainer. However, people who do have experience in fitness training can use this program to prepare themselves for the ACSM certification.
In this multimedia-rich program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the following topics.
• Exercise physiology
• Anatomy
• Biomechanics
• Nutrition
• Motor learning
That is not the full extent of this interactive program. You will also learn how to:
• assess a client’s strength, risk, and flexibility
• establish goals for them
• develop training programs for cardiorespiratory, resistance, and flexibility
With this program, you can become a professional personal fitness trainer, and, thus, put your knowledge on physiology, fitness, kinesiology, cardiology, epidemiology, and pulmonary medicine to good use.
If you want to be successful in this field, you cannot rely on the skills and knowledge required of trainers only. That is why this program includes detailed instructions on how you can start a personal fitness business of your own. Also, this program incorporates the Co-Active Coaching Model, which will help develop communication and relationship-building skills.
You’ll also receive an exam voucher and preparation book for the Certified Personal Trainer certification by ACSM. You can also request an alternative certification track through NASM or ACE.

Do you want to impact others by empowering them to learn, practice, and live out a healthier lifestyle? Personal Fitness Trainers develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise. This complete program is ideal for individuals that have no previous training or experience as a trainer or for those individuals with experience that are looking to advance their career by obtaining the ACSM certification.

Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in:
• Current trends in the field of personal training
• Biomechanics and nutritional needs for fitness
• Coaching and behavior modification theory
• The steps for an initial client screening and exercise program development
• Principles for starting your own business and how to address legal issues
• Principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
• The steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures
• Basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease
• Benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight
• Factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and specific populations
Though this program is a self-paced program it is supported by an educational mentor. Educational mentors are subject matter experts who have years of experience in their field as well as the necessary educational training and credentials to work as an expert. The mentor is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Mentors also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement. In eLearning, motivation is a key tool to success. Because of this, mentors provide encouraging comments, feedback, and coaching to motivate learners throughout the duration of the program to support completion and success!
Though you are provided a full 12 months access to your program, the average completion time is only 6 months!

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer FAQs

To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

Course 1- Nutrition
Lesson 1: Nutrition Defined
• What Is Nutrition?
• Tools for Healthy Eating
• Digestion, Absorption, and Transport
• Carbohydrates
• Lipids
• Proteins
• Alcohol
Lesson 2: Vitamins and Minerals
• Energy Metabolism
• Fat-Soluble Vitamins
• Water-Soluble Vitamins
• Water
• Major Minerals
• Trace Minerals
• Energy Balance and Body Composition
Lesson 3: Life Cycle
• Weight Management
• Nutrition and Fitness
• Life Cycle Nutrition: Pregnancy Through Infancy
• Life Cycle Nutrition: Toddlers Through Adolescence
• Life Cycle Nutrition: Older Adults
• Food Safety, Technology, and Sustainability
• Global Nutrition and Malnutrition

Course 2- Fitness and Wellness
Lesson 1: Wellness Basics
• Physical Fitness and Wellness
• Behavior Modification
• Nutrition for Wellness
• Body Composition
• Weight Management
Lesson 2: Fitness Fundamentals
• Cardiorespiratory Endurance
• Muscular Fitness
• Muscular Flexibility
• Personal Fitness Programming
• Stress Assessment and Management Techniques
Lesson 3: Disease and Behavior
• Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
• Cancer Prevention
• Addictive Behavior
• Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections
• Lifetime Fitness and Wellness

Course 3- Coaching
Lesson 1: Co-Active Basics
• Co-Active Fundamentals
• Co-Active Contexts
Lesson 2: Principles
• Co-Active Principles
• Integration and Vision

Course 4- Cert Exam Prep
Lesson 1: ACE Exam
• Domain 1: Interviews and Assessments
• Domain 2: Program Design and Implementation
• Domain 3: Program Modification and Progression
• Domain 4: Professional Conduct, Safety, & Risk
Lesson 2: ACSM Exam
• Domain 1: Initial Client Consultation and Assessment
• Domain 2: Exercise Programming and Implementation
• Domain 3: Exercise Leadership and Client Education
• Domain 4: Legal and Professional Responsibilities
Lesson 3: NASM Exam
• Domain 1: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
• Domain 2: Assessment
• Domain 3: Program Design
• Domain 4: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
• Domain 5: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
• Domain 6: Professional Development and Responsibility

All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

Internet Connection
• Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
Hardware Requirements
• Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
• Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

Software Requirements
• Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
• Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
• Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
• Cookies MUST be enabled
• Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
• Adobe PDF Reader


ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are fitness professionals who develop and implement personalized exercise programs for individuals across a diverse set of health and fitness backgrounds, from professional athletes to individuals only recently cleared to exercise.
Becoming an ACSM CPT means that you’ll have the practical and scientific knowledge to work in a variety of facilities, including health clubs, gyms, university, corporate, and community or public fitness centers, and positions ranging from freelance to full-time and beyond. ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are respected across the industry as high-achieving, knowledgeable professionals who represent the gold standard of health fitness certifications, no matter where their career takes them.
ACSM Certified Personal Trainers® are motivated fitness leaders, backed by knowledge and abilities that set the standard for the industry.
Qualifications and Requirements for Certification:
18 Years of Age or Older
High School Diploma or the Equivalent
Adult CPR/AED Certification
Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


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There are several benefits to earning a personal training certification, including:

• It may lead to more job opportunities. Certification is likely to lead to more job opportunities as it proves your knowledge and skills to potential employers.
• It can help you get new clients. Earning a personal training certification not only benefits personal trainers who want to find work in a gym but also, those who wish to work as private trainers. Having a certification can increase your value in the eyes of a potential client, helping you expand your client base.
• It can strengthen your expertise. Personal trainers who want to focus on one areaÑsuch as physical therapy or strength training can learn new skills and increase their knowledge base by earning a certification that specializes in that particular area. This can improve your success as a private personal trainer attracting more specific clients.
• It can help you further your career. Gyms are more likely to hire certified personal trainers and promote them compared to non-certified trainers. Earning high-level certifications can help you eventually find a position as a master trainer.
• You can learn new training methods and exercises. Earning a certification often means that you learn new training methods and techniques to provide high-quality services for your clients.
• It can help you meet and connect with experts. Interacting with the certifying bodies of personal trainer certificate programs can help you connect to some of the leading names in the industry. Networking with experts may help you improve your skills and can potentially lead to new job opportunities.
• It may introduce you to professional athletes. Working with professional athletes can potentially be a very lucrative career path for a personal trainer but it requires a distinct mix of background and experience. Earning a certification that focuses on sports increases your odds of working with a high-level athlete which, in turn, can boost your reputation and increase your asking price for regular clients.


• 100% Online, Self-Paced
• Open Enrollment
• Admissions and Student Support
• Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
• Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
• Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion