Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate

Over six million people work out with a personal trainer every year. If you love fitness, technique, instruction and all kinds of people, Personal Fitness Training might be the career you have been searching for. Our flexible online program will give you the knowledge needed to begin a meaningful career in fitness. Students will be prepared for careers working at medically-based fitness facilities, community wellness programs, personal training studios, physical therapy clinics, corporate fitness centers, YMCA's/JCC's, and private and commercial health clubs.

Benefits

Upon successful completion of the online, self-paced certificate program, students will understand the science behind fitness, how to assess and address a variety of fitness and health issues, and they will have a good grasp on creating a fitness routine for your clients. Students will receive a University of Utah Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate and be prepare to pass one of the following Personal Training Certification Exams: American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Once a student logs in to an individual course, they have eight (8) weeks to complete that course. Students have access to the course for one year (12 months) to complete all courses within the certificate program.

Who Should Attend

Anyone looking to start or advance a career in the fitness industry.

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What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to Exercise Science (Anatomy & Kinesiology)
  • Health Risk Profiles
  • Fitness Assessment Techniques
  • Designing Exercise Programs
  • Business Administration for Personal Trainers
  • Elective Course: Optional Field Internship in Personal Training. (Students intern for 60 hours to gain hands-on experience for working with members at fitness facilities and health centers.) NOTE: This course is an optional course and is not required to become certified.

Related Costs

Students choose one of the three certification testing options below. Each course (ACE, NASM, or ACSM) has required materials.

  • ACE Required Materials: approximate cost $285
  • NASM Required Materials: $899, includes materials and NASM certification testing fee
  • ACSM Required Materials: approximate cost $285

Recommended testing fitness equipment for the course and for future use when assessing clients:

  1. Slim Guide Calipers
  2. Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
  3. Goniometer
  4. Spring loaded Tape measure

Prerequisites

None


Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full certificate program.

Full Certificate Tuition $1,495.00   Register Now!

Required Classes

  • Introduction to Exercise Science - Level 1 (Anatomy & Kinesiology) (PROEA 206)
  • Introduction to Exercise Science - Level 2 (Exercise Physiology) (PROEA 207)
  • Health Risk Profiles and Fitness Assessment Techniques (PROEA 208)
  • Business Administration and Management Aspects for Personal Trainers (PROEA 209)
  • Designing Exercise Prescriptions for Normal/Special Populations (PROEA 210)

 

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Introduction to Exercise Science - Level 1 (Anatomy & Kinesiology) - Online Online
Health Risk Profiles and Fitness Assessment Techniques - Online Online
Designing Exercise Prescriptions for Normal/Special Populations - Online Online
Introduction to Exercise Science - Level 2 (Exercise Physiology) - Online Online
Business Administration and Management Aspects for Personal Trainers - Online Online
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