Certificate in Personal Training Courses

Certificate in Personal Training

The Certificate In Personal Training course offers those looking for a career as a personal trainer the qualifications needed to offer personal training to clients both in and outside a gym or health club setting. Personal training can be a lucrative career but it is essential that personal trainers hold industry-recognised qualifications, including a Register of Exercise Professionals Level 3 Personal Trainer certificate. A good Certificate in Personal Training will offer graduates this and more.

Who is the Certificate in Personal Training aimed at?

There are two routes to obtaining a Certificate in Personal Training. The first is to become a qualified fitness instructor. Then training course providers can allow these students to add personal training units to their current fitness instructor qualification. These units may include advance anatomy and physiology, nutrition and business skills. The second route is for someone who is experienced in fitness and exercise but NOT a fitness professional to enrol in a personal training course. Here students will start by gaining a certificate in fitness instructing on their way to gaining a full Certificate in Personal Training.

Certificate in Personal Training course content

All industry standard personal training courses will include key elements that cover the body, its adaptation to exercise and the role nutrition plays in exercise. Specific areas covered in the Certificate in Personal Training course will include:

  • Advanced anatomy and physiology
  • Health screening and fitness testing
  • Planning exercise programmes
  • Resistance training with machines and free weights
  • Cardiovascular training
  • Advanced fitness training techniques
  • Food science
  • Sports nutrition
  • Energy systems within exercise
  • Business planning skills
  • Marketing and advertising

What kind of personal training courses are available?

Typically a personal training course consists of 3 - 12 weeks of intensive study and training. Some training course providers offer residential courses, allowing students to gain a Certificate in Personal Training in less time due to the fact that the course content is digested around the clock. Other personal training courses offer full time 9 to 5 training over 6 to 12 weeks, depending on student's pace of learning and previous exercise.

Other course provider's offer on and off site training, where practical elements, including fitness instructing and client-based personal training will be conducted within a course providers centre, whilst other theory based components like business skills and nutrition can be passed either online or via a postal study pack and a written assessment.

Some courses offer part-time qualifications allow students to study to become a personal trainer via online line modules, written assessments submitted via post and the occasional weekend on site practical assessment. This allows students to qualify as a personal trainer while maintaining their current career or job whilst studying.

After graduating with a Certificate in Personal Training

Graduates of the Certificate in Personal Training course have a number of career choices, including becoming a gym or health club-based personal trainer, setting up their own personal training business training clients, working under an established personal trainining brand name, purchasing a personal training franchise, working as an exercise coach or offering boot camp-style personal training for groups of exercsiers.

Other graduates holding a Certificate in Personal Training choose to carry on studying to become an Advanced Personal Trainer or Exercise Specialist.

Whichever career path graduates take they will be safe in the knowledge that they hold a qualification this is held in high regard within the health and fitness industry.

Visit our training course directory and find out more details about enrolling on to a personal trainer courses available with leading fitness course providers.