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Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate - Online

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If you’re a fitness enthusiast, a career in Personal Fitness Training allows you to help others transform their lives. Learn how to apply your client's health history, goals, and abilities, as well as integrating exercise science curriculum and practical training techniques, into a systematic model you can use to progress your clients through different training levels and phases. Learn to help others achieve their health and fitness goals through nutrition planning and private training sessions or small group training programs.



Prerequisites: There are no specific prerequisites to enter this program, other than an Internet connection, an e-mail address, and basic computer knowledge.

Requirements:This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. This program can be taken from a PC or a Mac. Technical requirements include, but are not limited to, having Internet access with a 56K modem (but it's highly recommended that you have DSL or high-speed cable Internet access), 64 MB system RAM, 200 MB free hard-disk space memory or sufficient storage; reliable e-mail account access, CD-ROM/DVD capabilities, and a reliable Internet provider. Some individual modules may have additional software and/or hardware requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify skeletal structures and primary, secondary, and stabilizing muscles.

  • Understand the reactions and functions of the muscular, skeletal, and cardiorespiratory systems with and without exercise conditioning.

  • Understand neuromuscular function and the physiology of exercise in relation to exercise programs and environmental factors.

  • Define client-screening procedures, Medical and Health History Intake Forms, PAR-Q, Informed Consent Forms, and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Risk Stratification Process.

  • Learn how to perform Fitness and Health Assessments, including Posture, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Joint Range of Motion (ROM), Body-fat Analysis, Blood Pressure, and Body Measurements based on ACSM Guidelines.

  • How exercise is related to and can help normal to special populations and conditions.

  • Document and report Your client's exercise prescription evaluation results and progress.


Materials Included:
-Manual of Structural Kinesiology
-Exercise Physiology
-ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription
-ACE Student Bundle Package

The items below are recommended, but they're not required. These items are not provided in the cost of the class, but you'll be able to purchase these materials through a bookstore, if you'd like to do so.

Textbooks/Materials: (only recommended, but not required and not included)
-Joint Structure and Function
-The Anatomy Coloring Book, Third Edition
-Kinesiology—Scientific Basis of Human Motion, 10th Edition
-Illustrated Essentials of Musculoskeletal Anatomy
-Illustrated Skeletal Muscle Flash Cards, First Edition
-Exercise Testing and Prescription, Sixth Edition
-Measurements of Joint Motion—A Guide to Goniometry

Fitness Equipment: (only recommended, but not required and not included)
-Posture and Body Alignment Grid
-Slim Guide Calipers
-Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
-Spring-loaded Tape Measure

View the course syllabus

For our online course refund policy, click here.

You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course.

If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3114 or

Class Details

92 Sessions
Weekly - Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


Online Instructor 

CEUs : 25



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/1/2018 - 9/30/2018 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM N/A - Online Online Instructor