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Upon successful completion of our Personal Fitness Trainer Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the ACSM national certification exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).

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Program Tuition: $4,000.00

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The exciting field of sports nutrition combines the sciences of nutrition and exercise physiology. 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 coupled with Kinesiology will prepare students for a career in fitness training.

Personal Fitness Trainer –Level 1 contains essential information for students interested in a career asa personal trainer. This programprovides an introduction to the profession along with coverage of exercise physiology, biomechanics, anatomy, motor learning, and nutrition. In this Personal Fitness Trainer –Level 1 programyou 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!

Personal Fitness Trainer -Level 2 prepares you to take the ACSM'scertification exam. This programelaborates 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 programcomprises both theoretical and practical physiological concepts, with related examples of exercise testing, training, and programming.

Our Sports Nutrition course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the elements of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fluids using case studies and practical applications for working with athletes. You’ll be introduced tothe functions of these nutrients, proper dietary intakes, and how they affect your body. Proper nutrition is vital to the overall athletic performance and experience. To get a job in the sports nutrition field, you need to understand current guidelines, emerging research, and be able to apply knowledge to athletes of all ages. This course will meet those needs by using the most up to date information and tools.


After completing this program, 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 exercise program development
  • Recognize the principles for starting your own business and how to address legal issues
  • Recognize the principles of physiology, nutrition and body composition
  • Recall the importance of basic nutrients, the effects on our bodies, and energy systems
  • Identify the functions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and fluids to overall body composition
  • Recognize the fundamentals of nutritional ergogenics, weight management, and endurance
  • Differentiate between strength/power athletes, team sports athletes, and types of consultations
  • Recall how to work with special populations and potential jobs in sports nutrition

This program includes:

  • Personal Fitness Trainer –Level 1
  • Personal Fitness Trainer –Level 2
  • Sports Nutrition
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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