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.
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.
Anyone looking to start or advance a career in the fitness industry.
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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:
- Slim Guide Calipers
- Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
- Spring loaded Tape measure
Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full certificate program.