Personal Fitness Trainer

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES115
Hours: 250
Fees: $2395.00 USD


If you’re a fitness enthusiast, a career in Personal Fitness Training allows you to help others transform their lives. As a Certified Personal Trainer, you’ll help others achieve their health and fitness goals through nutrition planning and private training sessions or small group training programs.

Leave the monotony of a desk job behind, and start inspiring others to lead a healthier lifestyle!


Prepares You For...

  • Health Fitness Specialist
  • Private Personal Trainer
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Personal Trainer

What You'll Learn...

The Personal Fitness Trainer online program will give you the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement a unique, medically based fitness model for your clients. You will learn everything you need to become a qualified personal trainer who clients clamor to work with.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that this program meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status (Providership #672784). This program is approved for 50 Continuing Education Credits through ACSM.

Competency Checklist:
  • Prepare to work as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry
  • Learn how to implement a medically based fitness model and the ACSM Risk Stratification process for clients
  • 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 about 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, ACSM, and NASM
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