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Personal Trainer Externship FAQ

The depth of learning is greater than that of learning directly online to receive the CPT certification. Life Time Academy’s commitment is to assist our students to apply skills in the workplace with the areas of emphasis that we know are valuable to your career success.

Personal Training Externship Course consists of 120 contact hours. The course is worth a total of 5 credit hours.

The Externship consists of 120 hours of job practice (approx 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. 
You will attend lectures with your lab instructor weekly and have regular check-ins with a mentor (may be your lab instructor). Your instructor will assist in creating your weekly schedule (plan on 3-hours in-club, 5 days a week, for 8 weeks). You will solidify your schedule with your assigned mentor.

The course is offered in the fall and spring pending location.

Your Lab Instructor oversees the hands-on experience as well as the online curriculum.

Your instructor has weekly office hours you can utilize for additional support; typically the office hours align with the webinar and lab schedules.

Meet your instructors! Contact us and we can help you schedule a meeting with your local instructors to learn more about Life Time Academy.

See our faculty list here!

Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

With a fitness certification, you can work in a variety of settings depending on your area of focus and your personal schedule and abilities. For example, our graduates have found careers anywhere from large national gyms to smaller boutique studios, self-employment, and beyond.

No. 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 do 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 $875.00
Application Fee $(25.00)
Lab Fee $80.00
Total Course Cost $955.00

If you choose the monthly financing option, there are two payments of $477.50. 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.

As a nationally accredited school we will be accepting federal financial aid in the near future. However, we currently offer tuition financing payment plans.

Get Started

Let us know what program and location you are considering and an Admission Specialist from Life Time Academy can help answer any questions you have.

Or, if you are ready to apply, click the Apply Now button at the bottom of the page.

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