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.
Online Coursework (~ 5-8 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)
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
Premier Personal Trainer Course8 weeks, 94 contact hr, 8 credits
|Total Program Cost (tuition & fees)||$2,185|
* Supply Fee includes uniform purchase.
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)
Virtual Labs. 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.
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 3-5 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.
- A $49.00 Enrollment Fee is processed during the enrollment process for this option.