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The Premier 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.

* Approximate Total Cost (Includes- tuition, lab/activity fees, exam, books and supplies, Life Time membership)

Premier 8-week Course - FAQ

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

Saturday's from 1:00-5:00pm.

Exact lab dates are: 

  • May 11th
  • May 25th
  • June 8th
  • June 22nd

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

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.

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 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
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 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.

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.

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!

Application Fee $25.00
Tuition $1400.00
Lab Fee $80.00
NASM CPT Exam Fee $400.00
Books (purchased separately) $70.00
Uniform & Supplies (purchased separately) $160.00
Total Course Cost $2135.00

We offer scholarships and discounts to all students.

Scholarships & Discounts

Monthly Financing. If you are unable to pay your course balance in full, we offer a tuition financing option.

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.

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.

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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