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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.

Certification Exam included in your Tuition
Certification Exam included in your Tuition

Prepare for your Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

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!

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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How to Become a Personal Fitness Trainer

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not always required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field. Personal Fitness Training Certificate programs are typically available at the certificate levels, with online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like fitness evaluation, anatomical terms, exercise physiology, and nutrition.

Step 3:
Obtain Personal Trainer Certification
Although not always required, many employers, fitness facilities, and clients prefer to work with fitness trainers who are certified. Personal fitness trainer certifications can show them you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Personal Fitness Trainer and have mastered nationally-recognized health and fitness standards. USCI’s Certificate Program includes the preparation and cost for the National Council on Strength & Fitness [NCSF] Certified Personal Trainer exam.

Step 4:
Start Working
Many employers will offer on-the job training, however the employee must prove mastery of nationally recognized health and fitness standards. Some Certified Personal Fitness Trainers will also form their own businesses helping individuals to meet their health goals.

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!

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained at [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.