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Now Accepting Applications: Start Application   Classes Start August 8th

The focus of this course is to apply the previously learned sciences to functional anatomy, assessments and program design. Students will learn in a practical hands-on training environment in preparation to succeed as Personal Training Professionals.

*Only applicants with current CPT certifications will be considered for acceptance to this program.


Students will complete the program with confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities to work as Certified Personal Trainer.

Personal Trainer Externship

4 weeks, 60 contact hr, 3 credits
Total Course Course Cost (tuition & fees) $695

* Supply Fee includes purchase of a Heart Rate Monitor. If you already own one, you do not need to purchase a second.

Personal Trainer Externship FAQ

The Externship consists of 60 hours of job practice (up to 15 hr/week). This course requires proactive engagement and will cover each step of the client cycle:

  • Prospecting
  • Sales
  • Assessment
  • Program design
  • Session service
  • Customer & time management

Where is the training held?
Labs are held at your designated LTA campus.

Professional guidance. 
Your online instructor will be available through weekly office hours as well as a weekly live webinar. You will have regular check-ins with a mentor within the Life Time facility as well.

We are now enrolling for  March 23, 2020. APPLY NOW

Our faculty include highly qualified Pilates professionals that have received special training to lead courses and coach students through the Personal Trainer Externship process. Through weekly webinars, quizzes, activities and assessments, your instructor will steer you towards success and hold you accountable throughout your training.

See our faculty list here!

Life Time Academy does not guarantee job placement as employment is always at the full discretion of the employer. However, we do offer Placement Assistance:

  • Partnership with Life Time. We guarantee each of our graduates will receive an interview with Life Time, if Life Time is a desired potential employer. *Graduates will need to apply for a position before being offered the interview.
  • Additional Placement Services. We strive to help you find a job you love. We are always connecting with potential employers and send updated info on job postings as we learn about them. If you are curious about the jobs in your area, give us a call; we’re happy to help you on your search!
Tuition $600.00
Application Fee $25.00
Lab Fee $40.00
Total Course Cost $665.00

If you choose the monthly financing option, there are two payments of $320.00. There is a $49 fee to enroll for this option.

Scholarships & Discounts

Monthly financing
If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, we offer a 2-month payment plan. Balance must be paid in full prior to the end of the course.

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