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Online Personal Trainer School

Get your body and your career in shape at the USCI online personal trainer school! You can make a great living helping people lose weight, improve their flexibility, and feel better about themselves.

Prepare for your Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

In addition to earning your Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, when you graduate from our online personal trainer school, you’ll be eligible to take your Personal Trainer Certification Exam, administered by the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF), to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer. The average pass rate for all people taking the NCSF (National Council on Strength and Fitness) personal trainer certification was 77.43% in 2018 – our graduates pass at an average rate of 90% (between 2011 and 2019).

As a graduation gift, we'll send you the official NCSF exam study materials and we'll pay your NCSF exam fees—a $300 value!

Be Ready for Your Exam

Why Choose Personal Fitness Training?

Now it's easy to train with accredited U.S. Career Institute for an exciting new career as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Specialist. In a fitness career you are dealing with the health, safety and well-being of your clients, and that means that your qualifications are more important than ever.

Online Personal Fitness Trainer School

Online Personal Trainer School
Online Personal Training School
Online Fitness Trainer School

Would you choose a personal trainer who was not certified? Probably not. A Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and Nutritional Specialist is in a class all their own—and that's what you'll be when you take this program and graduate from U.S. Career Institute, and pass the NCSF Certified Personal Trainer Exam!

As a fully trained Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you can work for spas, resorts, clinics, health clubs, pro sports teams, cruise lines or even start your own business as a Personal Trainer, from home. Plus, you can make $20 per hour!*



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What You'll Learn In Your Online Personal Fitness Trainer Course

Our online Personal Fitness Trainer program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • Fitness Training
  • Strength Training
  • Nutrition 101
  • Diet and Lifestyle
  • Muscle Anatomy
  • Plyometrics
  • Training for Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Developing an Exercise Prescription

For the full Personal Fitness Trainer course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Personal Fitness Trainer Program That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $20 per hour* as a Personal Fitness Trainer. And our self-paced online personal fitness trainer school means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online personal fitness trainer certificate course, there are no in-person fitness trainer classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Personal Fitness Trainer program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Personal Fitness Trainer—no previous experience needed.

Online Personal Fitness Trainer

Personal Fitness Trainer Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Personal Fitness Trainer program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online personal fitness trainer program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!


Certified Personal Fitness Trainer FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Personal Fitness Trainer?
A. Becoming a personal fitness trainer typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. USCI’s Certificate Program includes the preparation and cost for the National Council on Strength & Fitness [NCSF] Certified Personal Trainer exam.
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Q. What does a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer do?
A. Certified Personal Fitness Trainers design and carry out workout routines specific to the needs of their clients including providing motivation, setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to their clients.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute’s Personal Fitness Trainer program prepares you to sit for the Personal Trainer Certification Exam*** administered by the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF).

*** As a graduation gift, we'll send you the official NCSF exam study materials and we'll pay your NCSF exam fees - a $300 value!

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Q. What is the growth potential of a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Certified Personal Fitness Trainers jobs are expected to increase 15% by 2029.*
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Q. How much does a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $789 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. What is the salary for a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Certified Personal Fitness Trainers earn up to $20 an hour*.
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Q. Is this Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer?
A. Certified Personal Fitness Trainers can work full-time or part-time—for themselves or for they can work for spas, resorts, clinics, health clubs, pro sports teams, and cruise lines.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Certified Personal Fitness Trainer program?
A. Skills covered in the Certified Personal Fitness Trainer Program include Fitness Training, Strength Training, Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle, Muscle Anatomy, Plyometrics, Training for Weight Loss or Weight Gain, and Developing an Exercise Prescription.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school cost?
While our online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school is not free, we strive to offer low cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Certified Personal Fitness Trainer program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to become a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school program is completed in 8 months.

Is this the best online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Personal Trainer school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment and you will be prepared to take your National Council on Strength & Fitness [NCSF] Certified Personal Trainer exam.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school near me?
Our online Certified Personal Fitness Trainer school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/fitness-trainers-and-instructors.htm, (visited December 1, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
† Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NCSF, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for $300 towards the cost of NCSF Certification Exam.