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Now Accepting Applications.  Next Session Starts October 24th.

The Life Time Academy Personal Training certification course is designed to prepare graduates to succeed. Our science-based, integrated approach online offers real world virtual experiences to give students a practical, as well as theoretical, understanding of the work they’ll do in their careers as Personal Trainers.

Time Commitment

Online Coursework (~ 12-15 hours/week)

Weekly Live Webinar (8-9 pm (CST) every Tuesday)

4 Interactive Virtual Live Labs (2-4 pm (CST) e.o. Saturday)

NASM Personal Trainer Exam (post course completion)

Course Overview

Week 1: Introduction to Integrated Training

Week 2: Fitness Assessments & Body Systems

Week 3: Cardiorespiratory & Energy Systems

Week 4: Strength Training Concepts: Core & Balance Training

Week 5: Speed/Agility/Quickness & Plyometric Training

Week 6: OPT Model – Phase 1 & 2

Week 7: OPT Model – Phase 3, 4, 5

Week 8: Nutrition, Review & Final Assessment

Premier Personal Trainer Foundations

Our Premier Personal Trainer course provides foundational baseline knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare you to be successful in the fitness industry.

PERSONAL TRAINING Certification Tuition & Pricing

Personal Trainer Certification


Pricing Includes:

  • Weekly Webinars
  • Live Labs (Virtual)
  • Study Guide
  • Application Fee
  • Exam Fee

* Tuition includes Life Time Student Membership.


When does the next class start?

We are now enrolling for October Term. Classes start October 24thAPPLY NOW

What are the online courses?

Time needed: 12-15 hours per week

There are weekly scheduled readings, online lectures, videos, activities, assignments and/or quizzes. On average, our students have about 6-8 hours of weekly study.

What are the Virtual labs?

Time needed: 2 hours, every other Saturday (2-4pm CST)

4 virtual labs hosted on Zoom and led by industry experts prepare you for the day-to-day impact of your new career.

    • Apply concepts learned through peer-to-peer and one-on-one training,
    • Receive professional feedback and assistance from Life Time Academy Instructors.

What can I do with a certification?

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.

Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes! See available Scholarships & Discounts.

Monthly Financing. If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, you can opt for a 3-5 month payment arrangement (depending on time of enrollment).

  • First payment is due by date outlined within student’s Enrollment Agreement. All subsequent payments are due the 15th of each month.
  • Tuition must be paid in full in order to receive code to sit for NASM CPT exam.

What makes Life Time Academy different?

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.

What are the Virtual Webinars?

Time needed: 1 hour per week

Each week, the Online Instructor hosts an interactive webinar that provides a deep-dive into the week’s online curriculum and preps students for upcoming Live Labs. Each webinar is recorded so you can go back and review the material covered at any time.

  • WHEN: Tuesdays 7-8pm (CST)

What certification can I earn?

Students that complete the Premier Personal Trainer course are eligible to sit for the NASM – CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) of Distinction.

Does Life Time Academy offer Job Placement?

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!

Have a Question?

Our Admission Specialists can answer any questions you may have about the program, schedule, cost or expectations.

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