Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

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Personal Fitness Trainer

Get started today and encourage the health and well-being of others.

The Personal Fitness Trainer program is offered in Austin, Fort Worth and Houston Northwest.

Do you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, and enjoy teaching others about doing the same? By getting your personal fitness trainer certification, you can make a career out of working out and encouraging the health and well-being of others! Employment of Personal Fitness Trainers is expected to grow 24% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for other occupations according to Bureau of Labor Statistics*.

At CHCP, not only will you gain expertise about personal training techniques, you will learn entrepreneurship skills through our business management course which will help you to create a successful personal training business. Our hands-on technique to teaching means that when you graduate, you will be fully prepared to begin a career in gyms, fitness centers, private studios, corporate wellness programs, or even start your own business as a personal trainer.

Once you’ve received your personal trainer certification, you will be eligible to take the test to become National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified. If you want a career that can offer the luxury of a flexible work schedule, an energetic and motivating work environment, and the personal satisfaction of knowing you are helping to make the world a healthier place, a career as a personal fitness trainer could be the right choice for you.

*May not reflect local or regional job market

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Great Job Opportunities for Personal Trainers

  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Coaching
  • Future management positions
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Personal Fitness Training Skills You Will Learn

  • Assists With: General fitness clients,
    athletes, weight lifters, weight loss, weight gain, youth, elderly, other special populations.
  • Performs: Body composition analysis, movement analysis, health history questionnaires.
  • Life Skills


Personal Fitness Trainer Courses

MODULE I          
EP 301 Psychology of Sport 40   40 2.5
WEL 301 Wellness and Nutrition 40 40 80 4.0

MODULE II          
KN 301 Functional Kinesiology 40 40 80 4.0
AP 302 Anatomy & Physiology of Movement 40   40 2.5

​MODULE III          
EP 302 Physiology of Exercise 40 40 80 4.0
AP 301 Anatomy & Physiology of Form & Function 40   40 2.5

MODULE IV          
PT 301 Program Design 80 40 120 6.5

MODULE V          
PT 302 Training Concepts 80 40 120 6.5

MODULE VI          
BUS 301 Career Development 80 40 120 6.5

  Totals Hours/Credits 480 240 720 39.0