Certified Personal Trainer


Job Outlook

Job Growth:  10 %
Median Entry Wages:  $38,160 or $18.60 hr

Program Details

This 30-hour course is designed to help participants start an exciting successful career as a Certified Personal Trainer and prepares participants for the national CPT exam.  This challenging course is for candidates wanting LIVE instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills & knowledge.  The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments.  The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs.  You will role play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more.  Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer is half online & half onsite at a Fitness Center.  Hybrid version has all of the lectures online with veteran mentors/teachers working with you every step of the way.  As a bonus the practical labs are still offered LIVE so you can master the skills. Note:  If there are low numbers the LIVE CPT course it may only be offered as Hybrid CPT. 

Program Overview

Coursework (30 hrs., 4 weeks depending on meeting times)

Externship (optional, 2-4 weeks depending on schedule)

Complete exam (1 to 2 weeks to get results)

Tuition and Books


Required Textbook: The Fitness Professional’s Handbook with web resources, 7th ed. ISBN-13: 9781492523376.

Program Start Dates

Session 1  Sept 29 to Nov 10 S 9:00am-4:00pm East Mesa Campus  DAEM 201