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Professional Fitness Trainer 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.

Master Level Professional Fitness Trainer Program

You are enrolled in 2 online courses every 8 weeks. You will also attend regularly scheduled hands-on labs that will supplement the online learning. During  your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following courses:

Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PT1010 Kinesiology of Human Movement 38 3.5
PT1030 Exercise & Fitness Assessment 46 4
PT1060 Advanced Techniques & Program Design 56 5
PT1080 Nutrition & Supplementation 38 3.5
PT2020 Metabolic Training 46 4
PT2030 Fitness Business Administration 38 3.5
PT1100 Certification Exam Preparation 6 0.5
Total 268 hours 24 credits

Premier Level Professional Fitness Trainer Course

You are enrolled in an online course and will also attend regularly scheduled hands-on labs that will supplement the online learning. During your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following courses:

Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PT1200 Evidence-based Exercise Prescription 70 6
PT1100 Certification Exam Preparation 6 0.5
Total 94 hours 8 credits

Independent Study: There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes.

*Everyone studies differently! On average, our students have:

Master Premier
10 hours of study each week 8-10 hours of study each week

Weekly Online Webinars. Each week, you will have an online,  interactive lecture, called a webinar, led by your online-instructor. Each webinar is recorded so you can go back and view it

The live labs are held at our premier fitness facilities. You will be able to practice the materials covered in your online training, ask your instructor any questions you may have, and work side by side with those in your cohort. The hands-on training presented by our Life Time Academy instructors will prepare you to be successful in the fitness industry.

Master sessions are offered every March and August. Premier sessions are offered every May and October. We are now enrolling for the sessions below:

Master Premier
March 4, 2019 April 29, 2019

When are the Labs?

Master Premier
Every Tuesday 5:30-8pm
for the first 24 weeks
Lab dates TBD

Where are the Labs held? Labs are held at your designated LTA campus. Click HERE to learn more.

You have 2 instructors, an Online Instructor and a Lab Instructor.

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

See our faculty list here!

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

Life Time Academy Certificate of Completion

NASM – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) of Distinction

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.

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.

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!

*Advanced Placement Services (*Master Students). For students enrolled in our Master level Professional Fitness Trainer vocational program, we offer additional placement services.

  • Resume & cover letter writing
  • Job search strategies & interviewing preparation
  • Professional partner networking
Master Premier
Application Fee $25.oo $25.oo
Tuition $4200.00 $1400.00
Lab Fee $120.00 $80.00
NASM CPT Exam Fee $400.00 $400.00
Books (purchased separately) $400.00 $59.00
Uniform & Supplies (purchased separately) $160.00 $160.00
Total Course Cost $5280.00 $2099.00

We offer several scholarships and discounts.

Scholarships & Discounts

Monthly Financing. If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, we offer a Tuition Financing option through our partner, TFC Financing.

Monthly payment plans are financed with an 8.5% interest rate.

Master Premier
10 month payment plan 3 month payment plan

A $49.00 Enrollment Fee is processed during the enrollment process for this option.

*Making a down-payment of $500-$1000 can lower your payment anywhere from $50-$100 per month!

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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