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Personal Fitness Trainer-Level 1

Upon successful completion of our Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1 and 2 courses, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as a Personal Fitness Trainer in a health & fitness setting and will be prepared to sit for the ACSM national certification exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).


Program Tuition: $2,000.00

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This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 1
  • Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 2

Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels. Our two level fitness program will prepare students for a career in fitness training.

Personal Fitness Trainer – Level 1

Personal Fitness Trainer – Level 1 contains essential information for students interested in a career as a personal trainer. This course provides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this Personal Fitness Trainer – Level 1 course you will learn how to establish goals for clients and assess strength, flexibility, and risk as well as develop resistance, cardiorespiratory and flexibility training programs. Learn to be a Personal Trainer and change people's lives!.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  •  Identify current trends in the field of personal training
  •  Recall biomechanics and nutritional needs for fitness
  •  Define coaching and behavior modification theory
  •  Identify the steps for an initial client screening and exe rcise program development
  •  Recognize the principles for starting your own business and how to address legal issues

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 2

Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 2 prepares you to take the ACSM's certification exam. This course elaborates on all major aspects of preventative rehabilitation and fitness programs. We provide students with the information necessary to address the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) set forth by ACSM. The contributions of experts in the field are featured, showcasing their expertise in physiology, kinesiology, fitness, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, and epidemiology. The content of this course comprises both theoretical and practical physiological concepts, with related examples of exercise testing, training, and programming.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  •  Recognize the principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
  •  Identify the steps to perform a health screening and fitness assessment tests and procedures
  •  Recall the basics of exercise prescription for chronic diseases, such as pulmonary or cardiorespiratory disease
  •  Identify the benefits and risks of regular exercise and maintaining a healthy weight
  •  Recite factors to consider when forming an exercise prescription for patients and population

Prerequisite: Personal Fitness Trainer - Level 1

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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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