Personal Trainer

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Personal Trainer Certification Prep Program

The goal of this program is to prepare you for a long-lasting and fruitful career as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT); regardless of your educational and career background. With this program, you’re given all of the tools and resources needed to become a successful fitness professional and positively impact your client’s health and wellness.

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Jump-start a Rewarding New Career!


Course Style

6 Months




Total Flexibility

Online, on-demand training so you can study at your time and pace on any device – total flexibility.

6-Month Access

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.


Student Coaching

Online support with student success coaches.

Mentor Support

Take advantage of weekday and weekend online live Zoom mentoring sessions.

Externship or Observation​

Students have the opportunity to be placed at local clinical facilities for observation or externship to advance their knowledge and practical skills.

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.



Course 1 (3 weeks)

Week 1

  • Introduction to Sports Nutrition
  • Defining and Measuring Energy
  • Energy Systems and Exercise

Week 2

  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Water and Electrolytes

Week 3

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Diet Planning and Supplementation


Course 2 (3 Weeks)

Week 1

  • Physical Activity and Society
  • Applications to Kinesiology

Week 2

  • Principles of Aerobic Physical Activity
  • Strength and Conditioning Principles

Week 3

  • Energy Balance and Body Composition
  • Mental Health, Psychology, and Physical Activity
  • Leisure time, Recreation, and Career Personal Training


Course 3 (6 Weeks)

Week 1

  • Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Behavior Modification

Week 2

  • Weight Management
  • Cardiorespiratory Endurance

Week 3

  • Muscular Fitness
  • Muscular Flexibility

Week 4

  • Personal Fitness Programming
  • Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Week 5

  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Review Exercise Videos 1-23

Week 6

  • Review Exercise Videos 24-46


Course 4 (2 Weeks)

Week 1

  • Plyometric Training
  • Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments

Week 2

  • Postural, Movement, and Performance Assessments
  • Client Relations


Certification Preparation (2 Weeks)

Week 1

  • Certification Review and Prep Exercises

Week 2

  • Practice Exams


Course Total – 16 Weeks

Course Overview

Program Learning Objectives

  • Identify and adhere to applicable professional standards and codes of conduct including business
    and professional development practices.
  • Recognize and apply exercise psychology and behavioral coaching techniques for a wide variety
    of clients.
  • Identify concepts and structures of anatomy and physiology, human movement science, exercise
    metabolism, nutrition, and supplementation.
  • Select, perform, and interpret results from a client fitness assessment.
  • Provide instruction and demonstrate proper exercise techniques for clients.
  • Design client-specific exercise programs based on assessment results and client abilities.

Career & Certification

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)

For over 30 years, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has developed the most successful personal trainers in the fitness industry. Our NCCA-accredited personal trainer certification provides you with the most scientifically accurate information, all delivered in our revolutionary digital learning platform. If you want to become one of the best, most respected, and highest-paid fitness trainers, it’s as simple as getting certified online with NASM.

ACSM Certified Personal Trainer® (ACSM-CPT)

A personal trainer certification from ACSM means that you’ll have the practical and scientific knowledge to work in a variety of fitness facilities, including health clubs, gyms, university, corporate, and community or public fitness centers, and positions ranging from freelance personal training to full-time and beyond. 

Career Paths
  • Certified Personal Trainer
Job Outlook

According to, there are over 306,400 jobs you are eligible to apply for as a
Personal Trainer each year.

Earning Potential

On average, the salary for the Personal Training field is $40,700 per year, according to This could be your potential future income!

Career Development

Career development with resume building and job placement assistance.

Mentor Support

Students will have 6-months access to all the training material.

Exam Fee

One certification exam fee is covered by us with tuition. *Ask for more details.


Financing Options Are Available

Students who enroll in MedCertify’s career training programs come from different backgrounds. Whether you’re a first-time student, recently unemployed or just seeking a new career, we provide different financing and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your education. Please speak with one of our admissions representatives to discuss your financing options and opportunities.

Military Spouses

The MyCAA (My Career Advancement Account) Scholarship is strictly for military spouses and is used as a workforce development program. In addition, the MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 tuition assistance.

This scholarship will help military spouses cover the entire cost of courses at MedCertify as they pursue certificates and certifications necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high growth portable career fields, and occupations. Let an Admission Representative discuss the scholarship with you today!

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Separated Veterans

The Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) implemented Priority of Service for all Veterans to provide scholarship assistance through SWAs, local WIBs, One‐Stop Career Centers, and other targeted grantees. 

Priority of service means the right of veterans to take precedence over a non‐covered person in obtaining all employment and training services.

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program offers scholarships to certain dislocated workers in the United States. Adults that have been terminated or laid off (including self-employed), eligible for or exhausted unemployment income and unlikely to return to industry or occupation are eligible for this scholarship. 

Spouses of a member of the Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment may also be eligible.

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Low Income

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help improve the public workforce system and help low income adults and other eligible adults meeting certain criteria. WIOA also helps employers hire and retain skilled workers. MedCertify has partnered with the Department of Labor to offer courses that prepare students for national certification in the medical, business, and IT fields.

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Self Financing

At MedCertify, we understand the importance of flexible payment options for our students. Our goal is to make education accessible and affordable, allowing you to focus on your studies and career development. Click below to view our self-financing options that are designed to suit your financial needs.

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