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Earn your NASM Personal Trainer Certification Online

As individuals, employers and health organizations become more aware of the role physical fitness plays in health and longevity, career opportunities for personal trainers are on the rise. Personal trainer certifications such as those offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) can provide an efficient route to a personal trainer career.

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This 100% online personal trainer certification course will provide you with the health, fitness, nutrition, and human movement knowledge needed to earn the NASM's Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential.

“When I became a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, I was able to create new training programs, add new clients, and even partner with Onelife Fitness as an Athletic Performance Coach.” — Timm C., NASM Certified Personal Trainer student

Certified Personal Trainer FAQs

What is the average salary of a personal trainer in Florida? 
The average salary for personal trainers in the state of Florida is $42,708 per year, according to There is a lot of room for growth in this field, as the highest-paid personal trainers in the state make more than $77,800.  

How long does it take to become a personal trainer? 
With our online personal trainer certification course, you can begin working as a certified personal trainer within six months or less.  

What does a personal trainer do? 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, personal trainers are responsible for evaluating the current fitness levels and skills of clients and developing a comprehensive plan to help them reach personal goals. They will also track and monitor progress as well as make changes to the plan when needed.  

How do personal trainers help their clients?
Personal trainers provide information, motivation and guidance for individuals and groups who want to maintain or improve their health. Personal trainers may address diet and nutrition, exercise and mental and emotional wellbeing as part of their regimes. Many personal trainers work with individual clients, while others affiliate with health-related organizations.

Is certification important for a personal training career?
Yes. Certification is extremely important due to the close working relationship with clients, their health and their physical abilities. This requires domain-expert knowledge as well as discretion and trustworthiness. Earning a certification such as the NASM's CPT indicates to clients, prospective employers, and partners that a personal trainer meets the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Where do personal trainers work?
Personal trainers may work in private or public settings. Some work in clients' homes or private offices. Others are affiliated with health clubs, clinics or sports-related groups and facilities. Still others may work in hospitals, retirement communities, or other group settings.

Do personal trainers enjoy their work?
According to, personal trainers' job satisfaction rates in the top third of all professions. Along with golf pros, private detectives and florists, personal trainers generally enjoy high levels of job satisfaction.

NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Exam Preparation (Voucher Included)

Registration and Enrollment: You will have 6 months of access. This is a self-paced personal trainer course. However, support will be provided through email, online forms and phone. This course is 100% online. Start anytime. 
Prerequisites and Requirements: There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.

Course Objectives:

  • Prepare to take and pass the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam
  • Master health and fitness topics, including nutrition, program design, human movement science, and fitness assessments
  • Learn and practice teaching, customer service, and first aid skills
  • Develop organizational and communication skills

Location: Online
Tuition: $1,295.00
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Job Outlook for Personal Trainers

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics lists career opportunities for fitness trainers and instructors among its top choices between now and 2031. Jobs are expected to grow by 19%, over twice the expected growth rate for jobs overall. According to, personal trainers in the US earn on average $61,223 per year. The site notes that a personal trainer's income can depend on a wide variety of factors, but expects the amount to range between $44,190 and $75,214. The BLS analysis also anticipates improvements in fitness technology and fitness-related employment.