Personal Trainer Certificate Program

Personal Trainer Certificate Program

Certified Personal Trainer



Inspire, Motivate, Encourage

Prepare for a new career helping people attain their health, fitness, and weight loss goals with the Certified Personal Trainer Program. This program prepares you to meet the standards for the American council on Exercise (ACE)’s Certified Personal Trainer Exam.

 Build Your Skills To:

  • Provide lifestyle modifications.
  • Gain knowledge in nutrition and exercise science.
  • Be equipped to empower, motivate, and retain your clients long-term.
  • Develop exercise programs and progressions.
  • Provide instruction and spotting techniques.
  • Screen your clients for risk factors.
  • Prepare to become certified by the American Council on Exercise.

How It Works:

You can take all three classes and complete the Certified Personal Trainer Certificate or take any of the classes that match your interests. You can begin Fall, Winter, or Spring. This program is taught by ACE Certified Professionals. Instruction is based on the ACE Personal Trainer Manual, 4th Edition, the core textbook to help you prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Exam.

Once you pass the Certified Personal Trainer Exam you are elibigle to take the ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management exam. Look for the Spring Quarter Nutrition and Weight Management class to help you prepare!

Required Classes for the Certified Personal Trainer

  • Nutrition and Weight Management (Spring quarter - click here for class description and dates)
  • Exercise Science for Personal Trainers (Fall Quarter)
  • The Practice of Personal Training (Winter quarter)

Students receive a discount on the student textbook bundle, which can be purchased here.

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam

Students will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to sit for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification Exam. The ACE Personal Trainer Certification is continually evaluated and updated to ensure that it includes the most current research in exercise science and keeps today’s fitness professionals ahead of the competition. Upon successful completion of the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam, you will have demonstrated your knowledge of:

  • Risk factor screening
  • Fitness assessment
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise science
  • Exercise programming and progressions
  • Instructional and spotting techniques
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Professional scope of practice

Holding a Personal Trainer Certification from the world’s largest nonprofit fitness certification organization provides world-wide industry credibility, opening the door to a career consistently rated #1 in job satisfaction, along with a potential to earn $25-$100 per hour.

This course is officially approved by ACE as an educational partner and uses ACE’s official curriculum.   To find out more about the American Council on Exercise and their programs, please click here.