Continuing Education

Get Prepped for The Personal Trainer Certification

Course Detail

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Due to COVID, we are currently unable to hold a Personal Trainer Certificate class. When we are able to offer the course again, we will contact everyone on the interest list to notify them of dates. 

Have you always loved the world of fitness and helping people achieve their goals? Join the growing field of personal trainers! This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and to become effective personal trainers. Instructor Kristi Farmer will present the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® (ACE IFT®) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and performance goals. The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy, and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. Students will benefit from the face-to-face expertise instruction in both lecture and lab format.

This course is designed to prepare students for the CPT exam. The course does not include the exam. Students will need to complete CPR training on their own. Text materials required for the class.

Required Textbooks: 

  • ACE Personal Trainer Manual (5th ed.) (2014) 
  • ACE Personal Trainer Manual Study Companion (2014) 
  • ACE Essentials of Exercise Science for Fitness Professionals (2010) 
  • Access to ACE Academy Elite – online courseware  

This kit can be accessed by clicking "Course Materials" below.  On the right side of the page, there is an option to "add to cart" the Student program.  Price $129.90.

Course materials

We are currently accepting candidates for our Interest List. Dates are TBD. Approximate registration cost: $489; Early Registration (3 weeks prior to start of class - $439).