The Life Time Academy Premier Personal Trainer certification course is designed to prepare graduates to succeed. Our science-based, integrated approach blends online, in-class and hands-on educational experiences to give students a practical, as well as theoretical, understanding of the work they’ll do in their careers as Personal Trainers.
Graduates of the Premier Personal Trainer course prepare to enter the workforce with confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities to perform as an industry professional in fitness studios, health clubs and private businesses. Students who successfully pass their certification exam receive the NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certificate of Distinction, which confers special credibility in the workplace.
Premier Personal Trainer Foundations
PT1200 Evidence-based Exercise Prescription8 weeks, 94 contact hr, 8 credits
* Supply Fee includes purchase of a Heart Rate Monitor. If you already own one, you do not need to purchase a second.
Premier Personal 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.
Online Course. 5-8 hrs/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.
Virtual Webinars. 1hr/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 8-9pm (CST)
Live Labs. 4 hrs/lab The 4, 4-hour live labs hosted at one of Life Time's luxury facilities prepares students to be successful in the fitness industry by providing:
- The opportunity to apply concepts learned through peer-to-peer and one-on-one training,
- Receive professional feedback and assistance from Life Time Academy's Lab Instructors.
- WHEN: Saturdays, 1-5pm
- August 24
- September 14
- September 28
- October 12
You have 2 instructors, an online instructor and a lab instructor.
Each instructor has weekly office hours you can utilize for additional support; The office hours typically align with the webinar and lab schedules.
Contact us and we can help you schedule a meeting with your local instructors to learn more about Life Time Academy.
Students that complete the Premier Personal Trainer course are eligible to sit for the 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!
See available Scholarships & Discounts.
Monthly Financing. If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, you can opt for a 3 month payment arrangement.
- Payments are due the 15th of each month.
- Tuition must be paid in full within one month of the course's end date.
- A $49.00 Enrollment Fee is processed during the enrollment process for this option.