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The Premier Personal Trainer certification course provides a unique educational experience of online, in‑classroom and hands-on learning combined with practical experiences. Life Time Academy utilizes an integrated approach of applying a sound science based academic approach, combined with specific program design, coaching and functional application. Students will complete the program with confidence in their knowledge, skills and abilities to work as an industry professional at locations such as fitness studios, health clubs and private businesses.

Premier Personal Trainer Overview

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

Premier Personal Trainer Tuition & Fees

PT1200 Evidence-based Exercise Prescription

8 weeks, 94 contact hr, 8 credits
Application Fee $25
Tuition$1,600
Lab Fee$80
Exam Fee$400
Book Fee$70
Supply Fee*$35
COURSE COST$2,210

* Total Cost Includes: tuition, lab/activity and exam fees, Life Time Membership, and estimated books and supply costs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Premier course begin?

April 29th, 2019 (First week is Orientation week).

What classes will I be taking with Premier?

You are enrolled in an online course and will also attend regularly scheduled hands-on labs that will supplement your online learning.

During your enrollment, you will receive credit for the following course:

Course Name Contact Hours Credit Hours
PT1200 Evidence-based Exercise Prescription 94 8

What is the online course structure?

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

Everyone studies differently! On average, our students have about 6-8 hours of weekly study.

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

When are the labs?

Saturday’s from 1:00-5:00pm.

Exact lab dates for Premier are:

  • May 11th
  • June 1st
  • June 8th
  • June 22nd

Who are the instructors?

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.

See our faculty list here!

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

Where are the labs?

Labs are held at your designated LTA campus. Click HERE to view all of our available locations.

Does Life Time 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!

How are the labs structured?

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.

Do you offer or accept Federal Financial Aid?

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

What Certifications can I earn?

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

What are the tuition and fees?

Application Fee $25.00
Tuition $1,400.00
Lab Fee $80.00
NASM CPT Exam Fee $400.00
Books (purchased separately) $70.00
Uniform & Supplies (purchased separately) $160.00
Total Course Cost $2,135.00

Do you offer financial assistance?

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.

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 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.

Next Steps:

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If you have more questions about our locations, class structure, certifications, instructors, tuition, process or anything else, please let us know.

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When you’re ready to take the next step in your career, click the Apply Now button below to start your application. The application process takes about 5 minutes to complete and there is a $25 processing fee at the end.

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