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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
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The Personal Fitness Trainer program combines the hands-on practice of physical training and safe exercise with the knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle counselling to create one of the most in-demand fitness programs in Alberta.
NAIT’s Personal Fitness Trainer faculty have an average of 20 years of industry experience and the program incorporates business management and marketing practices for entrepreneurial graduates that want to start their own fitness empire.
The Personal Fitness Trainer program is offered online and in-class.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
You’ll work with a variety of fitness and testing equipment including:
You can expect to spend on average of 8 to 10 hours of online and individual study time per week per course.
If you choose to enrol in our online offering, you will require access to a digital camera or video camera. Some online courses will require the use of specialized equipment that you can access at any major gym facility.
Successful graduates are eligible to take the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exams through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to become certified as a CSEP-CPT. CSEP certifications recognize advance academic and practical preparation. CSEP is the principle body for physical activity, health and fitness research and personal training in Canada study options are available. In addition, students will have the opportunity to become a Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Personal fitness trainer graduates will typically be employed or contracted by private fitness centres or studios, employee fitness centres, public recreation facilities, rehabilitation settings and seniors recreation centres. There are also a variety of self-employment opportunities, as more people contract the services of a personal fitness trainer independently.
Our program includes a very strong entrepreneurial focus, which will give you the tools to open your own fitness business.
Upon graduation of the Personal Fitness Trainer program, you may be eligible for transfer credit to the following degree programs:
Demand for this program is high and space for in-class courses is limited. To avoid disappointment apply and submit all required documents early. Qualified students will receive enrolment information through their student portal. If the preference is for in-class courses, students should enrol in classes immediately to ensure a choice of in-class deliveries. Please note for students starting the program in January or May, online courses are only available.
All courses are available online in January, May, and September.
These courses are offered in-class in September only
These courses are offered in-class in January only
If you’re looking for more information or have a question about the Personal Fitness Trainer program, we can help.
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