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Starting December 11, 2023
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In this part-time online Personal Trainer Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for personal training and getting started in a career as a professional personal fitness trainer.
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Become a Personal Trainer
You will learn all about a career as a Personal Trainer, including what a Personal Trainer does, how to develop your skills to succeed in the personal fitness training industry, and how to get hired for a job, freelance, or start your own personal training business.
What Happens in the Personal Trainer Certificate Course
The Personal Trainer Certificate Course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (Guide to Become a Personal Trainer). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Personal Trainer Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Personal Trainer Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
The Personal Trainer Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Personal Trainer Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
- A Career as a Personal Trainer
- The Personal Fitness Training Industry
- Benefits of Being a Personal Trainer
What a Personal Trainer Does
- Popular Personal Training Niches
- Personal Training Equipment
- Personal Training Software
- How to Do Client Consultations
- Designing Workout Programs
- Cardiovascular (Aerobic) Exercise
- Weight Training
- Flexibility Training
- Training Clients In Person
- Online Personal Training
- Progress Assessment
- Fitness Ability and Knowledge
- Other Useful Skills for Personal Trainers
- Interpersonal Skills
- Coaching Skills
- Technical and Business Skills
- Ways to Learn About Personal Training
- Fitness Training Certifications
- Ways to Get Experience as a Personal Trainer
Getting Hired as a Personal Trainer
- Types of Employers Including:
- Gyms and Health Clubs
- Spas and Resorts
- Corporate Fitness
- How to Find Job Openings
- What Employers are Looking For
- Creating a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
- How to Do Well in a Job Interview
- Understanding The Job Offer
Starting Your Own Personal Training Business
- Creating a Business Plan
- Legal and Financial Matters
- Setting Your Fees and Getting Paid
- Working with Strategic Partners
- Helpful Samples Including:
- Sample Client Contract
- Sample Exercise History Questionnaire
- Sample Medical Release Form
- Advice to Keep Clients Coming Back
Marketing Your Personal Training Services
- Choosing Your Target Market
- How to Get Clients to Hire You
- Advertising Your Business
- Getting Testimonials
- Community Outreach
- Promotional Events
- How to Get Referrals
What Is Included in the Personal Trainer Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Personal Trainer Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Personal Trainer Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2023-2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Personal Trainers for only $2.99 per month
- Downloadable Personal Trainer Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Personal Trainer (e-book edition)
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Easy changes and cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Personal Trainer Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the December 11, 2023 course.
Register today for the Personal Trainer Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Personal Trainer Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
If the course is full, please email email@example.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.
My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
Kari Miller, Ohsweken, Ontario
How Much Money Does a Personal Trainer Make?
In addition to the personal satisfaction you will find in helping people meet their fitness and health goals, Personal Training offers significant financial rewards for dedicated trainers. Data from Salary.com shows that on average, Personal Trainers can expect to make somewhere between $45,729 and $77,863 annually, with more experienced trainers making upwards of $90,000. How much you make will largely depend on where you are employed, your level of experience, and in some cases credentials that you hold. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 39 percent from 2020 to 2030 - much faster than the average for all occupations.
What Does a Personal Trainer Do?
Whether you are training clients in a fitness facility or online, working as a personal trainer gives you the opportunity to have a profound impact on your clients by providing them with the tools and motivation that they need to meet their fitness and wellness goals. As a trainer you will lead clients through workouts (weights, aerobics, and flexibility training) to help them reach their goals. You might also monitor your client's progress through methods such as body fat testing and heart rate levels, or give your clients advice about their lifestyle and general information about health and nutrition. After “learning the ropes” working for a gym, many personal trainers enjoy working on a freelance basis or starting their own business, allowing them the freedom to set their own hours, choose their ideal clients, and set their own fees.
How Do I Become a Personal Trainer?
Earning a certificate as a personal trainer will equip you with the principles and techniques for personal training and getting started in a career as a professional personal fitness trainer. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Personal Trainer Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Personal Trainer Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional personal trainer. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.