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Certified Personal Trainer Career Diploma

Transform Lives with a Career in Health, Fitness, & Nutrition

Pursue your passion and help others achieve their fitness goals with Penn Foster Career School. Our online personal training certification courses are designed to teach you important aspects of working as a fitness trainer, from healthy menu planning and weight-loss strategies to targeted fitness routines and anatomy. Follow your career goals and make school work for you — train at home or on-the-go at a pace that's right for you.

Prepare for the NCSF certification exam

In the final course of the program, students register for and take the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) certification exam at an NCSF-approved test center. To prepare for the exam, students receive a home-study package, including the Advanced Concepts of Personal Training Textbook, Course Manual, Lab Manual, e-learning access (digital content and video lectures), and Exam Voucher. Upon passing the exam, you'll become an NCSF Certified Personal Trainer.
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Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Self-Paced
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
With no set class schedules, you can set the pace and take your personal fitness trainer course online when you can. Learn at home or on the go.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Accredited
Proven Reputation
With 45,000 graduates in 2016 from our regionally and nationally accredited High School and Career School and nationally accredited College, you're in good hands!
Community
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Personal Trainer students as part of the Penn Foster Community.
Why Become a Certified Personal Trainer?
Fitness is one trend that never goes out of style. Join a growing industry that is expected to add more than 23,000 personal training jobs through 2024.¹ Personal trainers work in gyms, health clubs, resorts and hotels, schools, or private homes. Fitness trainers and instructors make an annual salary of $31,720.¹ This field is exciting, challenging, and most of all rewarding as you help others to improve the quality of their lives.
Why Become a Certified Personal Trainer?
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Personal Trainer Course Details
In the Penn Foster Career School Certified Personal Trainer program, you will study topics such as strength training and flexibility, how to respond to minor injuries and emergency situations, nutrition basics, and how to monitor clients’ progress. In the final course of the program, you can register for and take their Personal Trainer Certification Exam at an NCSF-approved test center.
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Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started with your Certified Personal Trainer online courses today.
It’s at your own pace. My sports schedule changes daily, so I have to have that flexibility, which I did at Penn Foster. Plus when you take tests, you have instant feedback.
Mark
Certified Personal Trainer student
Certified Personal Trainer student
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2016-17 Edition, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, on the Internet here. 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.
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