I recently attended the open house for NPTI in Phila. and I'm not sure if it is worth the money. $6300. Has anyone else attended their open house and decided to go elsewhere? Did the fact that they offer a diploma and not a certification play a part in your decision? Does anyone currently attend this particular school and if so, how do you feel about it. If past graduates would post their experience that would be greatly appreciated.
Is there any difference between the NPTI schools in different locations? I'm considering Portland and Orlando. It looks like there are more instructors in Portland, but is there any difference in the quality between the two schools?
1. Has anyone attended NPTI in Norwalk, CT? Could you describe your experience there, please?
2. Is the NPTI certification earned in one state valid in another state? For example, I am currently living in CT, but may return to Seattle, WA one day. I know there is an NPTI school in Seattle, so I'm curious to know if my certification earned in CT would be recognized in WA. (There are reasons I plan to get my certification in Norwalk before moving to Seattle.)
NPTI is no joke. the course was well taught by a great teacher. i went to the Rochester Hills, MI location and the instructor knew her shit! Shannon Bennett was the reason i succeeded. well worth the cost of the course and i would recommend this course to anyone who is considering this field.
the practical gym time was challenging. definitely prepared myself for working with clients.
It was a wonderful experience attending N.P.T.I as I learned so much including the inner workings of ,Muscles Heart and bones etc...how they actually work ,200 hours of hands on training plus 300 hours of Theory ,it has been eye opening to go in Gyms like Golds and see how little many personal trainers actually know ,its scary ,However i have recently been hired by a strength and conditioning coach to work under his wing and begin training many clients some professional athletes
NPTI Colorado ... Learn to become a trainer in the Rocky Mountains!
First of all, I want to thank you for your great website and your mention of NPTI Colorado. A lot has changed here and I thought you would want to know as it might substantially change the already informative information your website has regarding NPTI Colorado.
We are the ONLY fully accredited NPTI location. As of September 9, we are fully accredited by NCA / CASI / AdvanceED. Please see
We now have formal relationships with these nationally recognized certifying agencies and we teach their coursework as part of our elective program (also exclusive to NPTI Colorado and no other NPTI location):
NASM - both Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Exercise Specialist (PES) NSCA - Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) IKFF - Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor AAHF - Training Older Adults KickFit - Kickfit group training HeartZones - Cardio programming; Heart Zones Training
We are constantly adding more elective courses. We are also teaching an in-house, internal course on "Starting a Personal Training Business" and "Group X / Boot Camp".
In fact, our course is now 600 hours and $6,995.00 (unlike the other NPTI locations). The AdvancED accreditation is international. We scored in the top 4% of 27,000 schools.
We regularly promote your website and advise our students and graduates to check it out and use as a basis of understanding the difference certifications, education standards, etc.