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Personal Trainer School List

Here is the long list personal training schools. I have listed the online programs first for those who don't live near a personal trainer school.

You can use our search box tool, our index of schools by state, or just browse through the long list of schools.

If you know of a personal trainer school that is not listed, you can add it below.

Personal Trainer School Index by State (in progress):
AZ - CA - CO - CT - FL - GA - IL - KS - MA - MI - MN - MO - NC - NJ - NM - NY - OH - OR - PA - TX - UT - VA - WA - Canada


School:
act certification online
Program:

Certified Personal Trainer

Locations:

Online Course

Description:
ACTION Certification is making a bold statement by offering FREE Personal Trainer Certification. You can download their 300 page textbook, study and take the exam, all without paying them a cent. But most people will benefit from their package of extras they offer for $65 which includes unlimited online training classes, practice exams, instructor email support and more. (Read our ACTION Certification Review) (ACTION Web Site)

School:
Program:

Personal Trainer Diploma

Locations:

Online Course

Description:
Another online personal training course that allows you to self study at your own pace. All exams are taken online and the curriculum uses a mixture of audio and video programs to compliment the textbook. The overall program including materials and exams is available for around $900 making it an economical choice and a quick way to get started in the industry. (Receive More Information)

School:
national personal trainer certification
Program:
Personal Trainer Diploma + Personal Trainer Certification + Nutrition Certification
Locations:
30 locations in these states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, MA, MI, MN, NC, NJ, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA
Description:
Widely available comprehensive program combining classroom and hands on training. See our full review for details. (Get Free Info Pack) (Orlando, FL location)

School:
personal trainer certification FL
Program:

Associate of Science Degree Major: Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree Major: Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology

Locations:

Florida Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Lakeland, Daytona Beach, Miami, and Port St. Lucie

Description:
Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology focuses on entry-level health and fitness assessment, prescription and lifestyle modification. The comprehensive program heps provide a solid understanding of health risk factors, physiological adaptations to exercise, injury prevention, care and therapies, as well as addressing all components of activity as related to sports and exercise.
(Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Associates Degree, Massage and Physical Fitness

Locations:

Florida Locations: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Miami, Sarasota

Description:
This 1200 hour program combines knowledge of massage therapy with specific instruction in health related physical fitness. The massage therapy component addresses such areas as Swedish massage, human anatomy and physiology, hydrotherapy, and current allied modalities. The health-related fitness component of the program addresses the four entities of fitness: cardio-respiratory endurance, muscle strength, nutrition (body composition), and flexibility. Program prepares you to become licensed and certified in both disciplines allowing you to earn more revenue. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:
Personal Fitness Trainer
Locations:
Costa Mesa, Orange County, California
Description:
The CNI College Fitness Trainer Program trains students to become personal trainers for entry-level positions or higher in the booming fitness industry, Graduates are qualified to be fitness instructors, exercise testing technicians, aerobic instructors, weight training coaches and personal fitness counselors. The course is designed to prepare students who may have been away from an academic environment for an extended amount of time, or those without a formal education in exercise science/physiology, strength and conditioning, physical therapy, or athletic training to take the NSCA-CPT certification exam. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:
Personal Trainer Program
Locations:

Denver, Colorado
Kansas City, Missouri.
Falls Church, Virginia
Fort Myers, Florida
Manassas, Virginia
Oklahoma City, OK

Description:
Personal trainer school includes classes that cover the business as well as the fitness aspects of a personal training career to make sure that students are fully prepared to make a living when they become personal trainers. Curriculum goes beyond most personal trainer certification programs to develop well-rounded professionals. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Training Diploma

Locations:

Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah

Description:
This is a 10 month program which includes an intensive one week boot camp training with professionals in Las Vegas. Program includes over 300 hours of hands on lab work and covers all the basics to get you started working as a personal trainer. (Receive More Information)

School:
Program:

Health and Exercise Science Degrees: Associate in Applied Science Degree - 8 quarters or Bachelor of Science Degree - 15 quarters

Locations:

Utah locations: West Jordan, Layton

Description:
Through practical application, lecture, and industry experience, students will become proficient in areas such as exercise program design, individual and group fitness, nutrition, sport-specific training, injury prevention, as well as management and marketing in the health and exercise industry. Graduates will be prepared to work with a variety of clients in multiple settings such as health clubs, wellness centers, recreation departments, equipment and supplement providers, clinics, schools, and rehabilitation centers. They will possess the requisite skills to work with the general population, plus will also be qualified to work with people who possess special exercise/wellness needs. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
personal trainer school palm beach florida
ATI Career Training Center
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer Certification

Locations:

Miami and Fort Lauderdale , Florida

Description:

This short program available from ATI will prepare you to take the NSCA certification exam. The course also includes a week long intensive hands on boot camp to build your practical experience. ATI is one of the few courses that does not require a high school diploma.

To receive more information about this program, click on your desired location above.


School:
branford hall
Branford Hall Career Institute
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma

Locations:

Brandord, CT
Southington, CT
Windsor, CT,
Springfield, MA

Description:
Graduates will be able to perform a variety of exercise related assessments and tests, design safe and effective exercise programs, support nutrition and activity in healthy lifestyles and be proficient in a variety of business related skills. Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) will be included in this program. Successful completers of the program are prepared to sit for two national certifications. To receive information about this program, click your location above.

School:
personal trainer certification ks
Program:
Personal Training and Wellness
Locations:

Lawrence, KS
Kansas City, Missouri

Description:
WellSpring has expanded its traditional massage curriculum to now include a personal training and wellness certification. The six month hands-on program can be completed in as little as six months by attending two days per week or using a nights and weekends option. The Program features a double certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and includes extensive, supportive training in wellness, nutrition and other longevity enhancement practices. (Request Information)

School:
personal trainer certification sacramento
Program:

Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Athletic Trainer

Locations:

Los Angeles, California (Get Free Info Pack)

Description:
Includes in-depth knowledge of health and fitness emphasizing personal training, nutrition and weight management. Graduates will benefit from the increased revenue streams available because they are able to offer clients such broad range of wellness services.

School:
afna American Fitness & Nutrition Academy
Program:

Personal Trainer, Weight Management Specialist

Locations:

Pasadena, California
Santa Barbara, California

Description:
This 500 hour program combines classroom learning with hands on instruction and provides extra emphasis on Nutrition. Day and night classes are available and usually take 6 months to complete, however an accelerated 14 week option is available. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
intellitec
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer

Locations:

Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque (Get Free Info Pack)
Pleasant Hill, CA (Get Free Info Pack)

Description:
This accredited program provides a practical, real world focus on preparing for a career as a fitness trainer. Hands on training includes labs which allow the student to learn from doing the work rather than just reading a textbook.

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer

Locations:

Colorado Springs, CO (Get Free Info Pack)

Description:
Offers hands on accelerated training for personal trainers that features small class sizes. This accreditated program can be completed in a few months.

School:
Program:

Personal Trainer

Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas

Description:
Personal trainer school with a 10 month program covers a variety of exercise-related assessments and tests, design safe and effective exercise programs, implement safe weight loss/gain programs and be proficient in a variety of business-related skills for work in a fitness center, corporate gym or your own personal training business. Program includes a one week boot camp in Las Vegas to work with professional trainers. (Request more Information) An online learning version is described at the top of the listings.

School:
personal trainer certification missouri
Program:

Personal Trainer Diploma, credits also apply toward Associate of Applied Sciences degree

Locations:

Springfield, Missouri and Rogers, Arkansas

Description:
This 60 week diploma program covers biomechanics, and biomechanical and exercise physiology, as well as learn techniques in office management, records management, lifestyle and health, nutrition, athletic training, psychology, and sports medicine. Some credits can be taken as online classes. (Receive More Information)

School:
Program:

Fitness Technician Program

Locations:

Phoenix AZ, Tucson AZ, Albuquerque, NM

Description:
This short program offering flexible training hours is a fast track to becoming a personal trainer. Fitness careers are the 2nd fastest growing career in New Mexico making this a very popular program. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
rasmussen college
Program:
Exercise Science and Wellness Program
Locations:
Moorhead, MN
Description:
The exercise science and wellness degree program provides preparation for a career in personal training or spa management. Average class size is 17 students which gives lots of practical hands on training. (Receive More Information)

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer Program

Locations:

San Diego, CA

Description:
This one year program emphasizes hands on learning. Work with real clients while being supervised by instructors. Integrated Massage Therapy programs are also available. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer Program

Locations:

Delaware

Description:
This trade school offers a variety of career focused training programs including the personal fitness trainer program. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Diploma in Personal Fitness Training

Locations:

Jackson, Mississippi

Description:
This school has grown considerably over the past 60 years and now offers a variety of career courses including the personal training diploma available at the Jackson, MS location. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Health Fitness Specialist

Locations:

Woodbury Minnesota and West Madison Wisconsin

Description:
Another local choice for a career school that will prepare you to become a personal fitness trainer. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer

Locations:

Harrisburg, PA

Description:
This nine month program trains the student in four core areas: soft skills, exercise programming, performing client evaluation and training regiment, and understanding principles of management. The course can also be done in 14 months through evening classes. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer

Locations:

Harrisburg, PA

Description:
Provo College offers a personal fitness trainer program featuring small class sizes and flexible scheduling. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
personal trainer certification Chicago
Program:
Health & Wellness Fitness Trainer
Locations:
17 locations, mostly in Ontario
Description:
The Everest College program takes a holistic look at well being and views the role of a personal trainer as more than just an exercise consultant. Learn how to provide your clients with a complete wellness program. Day and Evening classes are available. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Lake Superior State University
Program:

Associates Degree in Personal Fitness Trainer or Exercise Test Technologist

Locations:

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Description:
This degree prepares you for entry-level positions in the health and fitness industry. Specific course work and experiences prepare you to be certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Leader or an Exercise Test technologist, as well as certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Personal Trainer. Students develop fitness assessment skills with current technologies employed for anthropometric, cardiovascular and metabolic functioning.

School:
School of Exercise Training and Science
Program:

Personal Trainer

Locations:

Phoenix, AZ

Description:
300 hour program leading to NSCA certification. Licensed and approved by the state of Arizona. Curriculum covers anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, exercise technique, personal training principles and guidelines, client consultation and assessment, exercise psychology, nutrition and weight management, and business planning and management. (Get Free Info Pack)

School:
Virginia College
Program:

Personal Fitness Trainer degree

Locations:

Birmingham, Alabama

Description:
This personal trainer school covers all the essential components that lead you to a career as a qualified fitness professional. You'll learn anatomy, including the inter-relationship between bones and skeletal muscles, plus gain a basic understanding of metabolic pathways and homeostasis. You'll be able to design training regimens for aerobic and anaerobic exercise. You'll also learn the business side of being a personal fitness trainer. Includes 120 hours of professionally-supervised on-the-job training.

School:
A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Program:

Graduate in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, Physical Education and Health

Locations:

Mesa, Arizona

Description:
Certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines. Post-professional athletic training education prepares individuals for advanced clinical practice, and research and scholarship, in order to enhance the quality of patient care, optimize patient outcomes, and improve population health.

School:
Chatham Online
Program:

Graduate, Certificate, Undergraduate in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness, Physical Education and Health

Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Description:
The exercise science major prepares students for professional practice in a variety of fields including exercise physiology, exercise and fitness training, hospital-based and corporate wellness programming, and sports medicine, as well as preparation for graduate study in physical therapy, medicine, and other health science programs.

School:
Robert Morris College (RMC)
Program:

Undergraduate in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, Sport and Fitness Management. Associates Degree in Fitness and Exercise.

Locations:

Chicago, Illinois

Description:
Rigorous training combined with academics will prepare you for a wide range of exciting career opportunities that support both the mind and body. Emphasis is placed on key concepts for designing and conducting fitness programs, exercise science theory and training principles.

School:
Minnesota School of Business
Program:

Certificate Health Fitness Specialist. Undergraduate in Physical Education, Health and Fitness, Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

Locations:

Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Description:
Provides the student with the knowledge, technical skills and work habits required for entry level positions in the health, fitness and wellness industry, and to provide the student with the skills necessary for career advancement.

School:
York College
Program:

Bachelors degree, Sports Management

Locations:

York, Pennsylvania

Description:
This personal trainer school recognizes the varied career opportunities in the field of sport and prepares students by requiring them to take courses reflective of the breadth of the sport management field.

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Comments about Personal Trainer Schools

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Community College vs Personal Training School 
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OPI Reviews 
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FITA Reviews 
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WITS Reviews 
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Fitness International Institute Florida 
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NYC Personal Training Schools 
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Body Tech Fitness Association 
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Review of Greenville Technical College 
Just wanted to let you know that there is an excellent, credible personal trainer program in Greenville, SC at Greenville Technical College. Its currently …

PFTA School 
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Arizona State University Exercise and Wellness degree 
I'm interested in getting a bachelors in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University. I was wondering if you could take a look at their program …

American Fitness and Nutrition Academy 
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Life Time Academy in MN 
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