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Connecticut Personal Trainer Certification

personal trainer certification ctWhile the choices are still limited in Connecticut, people seeking personal training education still have a few viable choices. Everything from weekend workshop crash courses (emphasis on the crash!), to 6 month diplomas, to full blown exercise science degrees.

So let's take a look at your options for Connecticut personal trainer certification.

A good middle of the road option is NPTI's 500 hour training program. With 23 schools around the United States, NPTI has a widely respected curriculum. In fact, most NPTI trainers already have a job even before they take the certification exam. So if you are anywhere near the Stamford area, NPTI should definitely be on your short list of possibilities.

Another option to consider is an online program. These programs can be taken from anywhere and will help prepare you for various accredited certification exams. Two popular choices are Penn Foster (a short and cheap option at $500) and the full diploma available through Pinnacle (which comes with a corresponding price tag).

In my humble opinion, Penn Foster is not quite enough, Pinnacle is a little too much, and NPTI is just right. But of course that would all change if you are not near Stamford CT.

So here are some of programs available for Connecticut personal trainer certification.

Connecticut Personal Trainer Certification Programs


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Branford Hall Career Institute

Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma


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

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.


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Personal Trainer Diploma + Personal Trainer Certification + Nutrition Certification
Norwalk, CT
Widely available comprehensive program combining classroom and hands on training. See our full review for details. (Get Free Info Pack)


Online Certification Programs

If you are not near NPTI, or if you need to study at your own pace, one of these online certification programs will suit you.

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Certified Personal Trainer


Online Course

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)


Personal Trainer Diploma


Online Course

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)

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