Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES105
Hours: 400
Fees: $2795.00 USD



The Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer Online Certificate Program will help you further your personal training education and incorporate specialized resistance training and functional movements. Learn a variety of advanced training skills and how to form effective partnerships with registered dietitians so you can develop nutritional programs for your clients.

This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Educational Fitness Solutions, Inc, who works with us to bring you this program, meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2010 – 2016). Providership # 672784. This program is approved for 160 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.


By completing the Advanced Certificate in Personal Fitness Training, you'll:

  • Prepare to work as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry
  • Learn to network and partner with registered dieticians to develop healthy eating plans for your clients
  • Design resistance training programs
  • Learn how to implement a medically based fitness model
  • Understand the process of conducting a detailed health and fitness assessment
  • Identify the business fundamentals of administration, marketing, and management in personal training
  • Gain information regarding nutrition, exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neurology, client testing and assessment, functional anatomy, and exercise programming
  • Prepare to take personal training certification exams from ACE, and other national organizations
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