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Personal Trainer

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Personal Trainer

Make a difference in the lives of others by helping individuals improve their health through physical fitness. This program will teach you to assess individual fitness levels and create customized plans to help clients achieve personal fitness goals. The course is comprised of a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on training in our on-site fitness center.

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Prerequisite

High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment and submission of the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment.

What You’ll Learn
  • Basics of human anatomy
  • Exercise physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Principles of motivation
  • Behavior change
  • Building client rapport
  • American Heart Association Heartsaver® CPR AED training
  • HIPAA security and privacy
Hands-on Training
  • Developing a fully-customized exercise program for clients
  • Demonstrating the proper usage of fitness machines and equipment utilizing appropriate exercise guidelines and spotting techniques
Certification Prep

This four-month, 58-hour certificate program will assist you in preparing for the American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam.

Employment Locations
  • Commercial gym
  • Fitness center
  • Specialized training center
Financing Options
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Continuing Education Loans
Frequently Asked Questions

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Open House

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Webinars

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Occupational Trends
A Growing Industry

— Personal Training is one of the fastest growing job industries in Georgia with a growth of 32% since 2008 (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Best Job in America

— CNN Money named personal trainer as one of its “Best Jobs in America.”

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