Personal Fitness Trainer
Program Details & Tool Bonus Information
Please Note: We are no longer enrolling for this program.
What is the Future for Personal Fitness Trainer Positions?
Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors. Job prospects should be best for workers with professional certification or increased levels of formal education in health or fitness.1
High Demand Skills
- Introduction to the Industry
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Exercise Physiology & Kinesiology
- Basic Health Assessment
- Personal Training Principles and Guidelines
- Program Design
- Client Fitness Assessment
- CPR/AED Certification
- Nutrition and Weight Management
- Wellness Coaching
- Personal Training Business Skills & Customer Service Skills
- Job Search Skills, Resume, Interviewing Techniques
Each student will complete an internship with an actual fitness / wellness-related company. The internship provides each student a valuable experience in an actual work atmosphere. Additionally, the internship provides an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the door at a potential employer's establishment.
Faculty and Staff
MTTI’s instructors are highly experienced Personal Fitness Trainers. Our instructors have worked in the health and fitness industry for many years. Each instructor meets the standards of approval by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) and the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.
Each student in the Personal Fitness Trainer Program is awarded Admission to Perform Better's 3-Day Functional Training Summit in Providence (a $300 value) upon acceptance of training-related employment. Students also have the option to use that value towards Perform Better Fitness Equipment.
Students who successfully complete the 900 hour program will receive a Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma. Each of MTTI’s programs have been approved by Massachusetts state education agencies and the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).
For information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, please visit the Personal Fitness Trainer Consumer Information page.
For Gainful Employment information about this program, view the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Personal Fitness Trainer program.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17