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Our fitness trainer certification preparation

Personal trainers are a sought-after resource for people of all ages, all health levels, and all economic backgrounds. If you’re interested in guiding people toward wellness, our fitness trainer certification preparation program can sculpt new career opportunities for you in as few as four months. We handle the heavy lifting, supplying you with textbook and online lessons shaped by the National Council on Strength and Fitness. Stick with a plan, earn your diploma, and you’ll be well-prepped for your certification exam.

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  • Easily afford this API Program Name program with 0% interest monthly payment options
  • Fit study around your life with our flexible online study model
  • Upgrade your career prospects and achieve your goals


Professional certification

Our fitness trainer certification preparation includes the cost of the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Personal Trainer Certification (CPT) exam*, and 300-question practice test with answer key. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.


What you get

  • NCSF Personal Trainer Certification (CPT) exam and practice test (a $535 value)
  • NCSF Exam Plus package: textbook, course manual, lab manual, lecture videos, 1-year membership
  • BinderTM mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

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Job opportunities

As interest in staying fit, strong, and healthy continues to increase, the U.S. Department of Labor projects fitness trainer and instructor careers will "bulk up" by an impressive above-average 10% through 2026**.



Flex your knowledge and know-how as you show ‘em how you’re well-trained for the job.


Our partnerships and online tools are here to help you reach your goals and climb the career ladder.


Advisors, instructors, and account support are all just a call, click, or email away.


Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Yes. Preparing for personal training certification online will give you a solid grasp of the workable approaches, methods and techniques that only a comprehensive online personal trainer course like ours can provide. In the comfort of home, you’ll learn the practical skills that professionals use in the real world. Our online Personal Trainer course includes the NCSF Personal Trainer Certification (CPT) exam, and, once you pass it, you will have a strong start to a great career.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your personal training certification online course. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of learning how to become a personal trainer online at Ashworth College.

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Enroll in our fitness trainer certification preparation, or explore our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs that can help you develop your own unique business helping others.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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