Fitness Instructor Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Fitness Instructor




Total 82 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Health and Fitness Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Houston Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States
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The Health and Fitness Instructor AAS degree is designed to provide the knowledge and technical skills needed for employment in the fitness field. Students who successfully complete the Health &, Fitness Instructor program will demonstrate a basic understanding of the tasks, knowledge, and skills necessary for a personal trainer to perform the job responsibilities of teaching the components of fitness to apparently healthy individuals. Students will screen and evaluate prospective clients, design a safe and effective exercise program, instruct clients in correct exercise techniques to avoid injury and respond to the typical questions and problems that arise in a group exercise setting that are within current fitness industry standards and best practices

Personal Trainer (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: School of Exercise, Training & Science
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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Our comprehensive, state approved 300 hour program is to train students in the art and science of Personal Training. Personal Trainers require knowledge and expertise in the areas of exercise and fitness, anatomy and physiology, weight management, and healthy lifestyles. A Personal Trainer’s role is to advise clients on appropriate and proper exercise techniques, weight loss/gain and weight maintenance options, and how to adopt healthier lifestyles. The knowledge and skills acquired by SETS students will enable them to design and implement safe and effective training programs specific to each client, which includes exercise, fitness and nutritional consultation.

You will be exposed to both 180 hours of extensive classroom lectures, as well as 120 hours of practical, hands-on instruction in our own fitness center, under the supervision of our experienced staff.

Following successful completion of the SETS 300 hour program you’ll be awarded a Diploma as a Personal Trainer, and you’ll be certified in CPR, AED and First Aid!

SETS prepares you... [Read More]

Fitness Specialist

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: American River College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Sacramento, United States
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This program prepares students for employment in the
health and fitness industry and equips them with the
knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to begin a
career in the dynamic field of fitness. Upon completion of
this certificate, the students are prepared to take national
certification exams such as the National Academy of Sports
Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine
(ACSM), or the American Council of Exercise (ACE).
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
?design, implement, and analyze fitness programs for
a diverse population.
?critique and explore various health and fitness job
opportunities.
?demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to pass
national certification exams such as NASM, ACSM,
and ACE.
Career Opportunities
The fitness certificate program is ideal for anyone desiring
an entry-level position as a personal trainer, fitness center or
health club employee, group exercise instructor, or str... [Read More]

Personal Fitness Trainer (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Concord, Fresno, Modesto, San Mateo, United States
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The Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) Program provides students with didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction in Fundamentals of Human Movement Science, Integrated Fitness Assessments, Training Concepts and Program Design, Nutrition and Supplementation and Client Interaction and Professional Development that is required in commercial, corporate or private personal training environments.

Graduates will be able to perform a variety of exercise related assessments and tests, design safe and effective exercise programs, implement safe weight loss/gain programs and be proficient in a variety of business related skills. The program includes didactic and laboratory training as well as a clinical internship component that correlates with the theoretical and applied knowledge. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is prepared to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) national certification examination and the Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) advanced credential presented by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Physical Fitness Trainer (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Milan Institute Amarillo Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Amarillo, United States
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Here is your opportunity to put your love of fitness and exercise to work. Milan Institute’s Physical Fitness Trainer career program will prepare you to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Working both one-on-one and in group settings, physical fitness trainers provide coaching, mentoring, motivation and guidance for people who want to get in shape or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

As a physical fitness trainer you will have the necessary knowledge to assess your clients?fitness levels, design safe and effective exercise plans, and help improve the quality of life for individuals by promoting regular physical activity and exercise. Physical fitness trainers can be found at health clubs, fitness centers and recreational sports centers. Many branch out on their own to provide services through private studios and clients?homes.

As more people are looking to live healthier lifestyles and exercise more, job opportunities for physical fitness trainers are expected to increase by 29 percent through 2018 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.<... [Read More]

Physical Fitness Trainer (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Milan Institute Visalia Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Visalia, United States
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Here is your opportunity to put your love of fitness and exercise to work. Milan Institute’s Physical Fitness Trainer career program will prepare you to become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). Working both one-on-one and in group settings, physical fitness trainers provide coaching, mentoring, motivation and guidance for people who want to get in shape or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

As a physical fitness trainer you will have the necessary knowledge to assess your clients?fitness levels, design safe and effective exercise plans, and help improve the quality of life for individuals by promoting regular physical activity and exercise. Physical fitness trainers can be found at health clubs, fitness centers and recreational sports centers. Many branch out on their own to provide services through private studios and clients?homes.

As more people are looking to live healthier lifestyles and exercise more, job opportunities for physical fitness trainers are expected to increase by 29 percent through 2018 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.<... [Read More]

Fitness Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Ohlone College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fremont, Newark, United States
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The Fitness Instructor Certificate of Accomplishment provides the instruction, skills, knowledge, and experience that facilitate employment in a job setting such as sports and fitness centers. The certificate provides an excellent foundation for students interested in a career in exercise science, athletic training, physical therapy, and other health related careers.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Build an exercise program to fit the needs of a specific population of people.
2. Administer multiple assessment techniques to gather baseline data with respect to cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition.

Group Fitness Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Douglas College Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Westminster, Canada
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Group training is more popular today than ever. Personal trainers world-wide are realizing the benefits of adding the Group Training certification to their repertoire of designations. Financial growth and group leadership skills are driving this new trend. If you have ever thought about adding group training certification to your fitness trainer repertoire, now is the perfect time. Get in shape and earn money while you workout and help others achieve their goals as well. This BCRPA and OFC approved Group Training course is well-designed, interactive and fun. This course is 20 hours in length.

This package includes:
•a group training manual
•immediate access to online videos &, online quizzes which provide instant results containing your grades
•free telephone support with a qualified Group Fitness Trainer of Trainers Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm PST

Technical requirements?
This course involves submitting a video tape of yourself (at the end of the course) for completion, therefore access to a camcorder is required.
You will r... [Read More]

Personal Training Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Douglas College Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Westminster, Canada
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Personal Trainer - A term used to describe professionals who work with clients to improve their physical and mental well being. Some trainers have a four-year Kinesiology degree, others have spent a lifetime working out in a gym. This 32-hour course gives personal trainers the minimum requirement to be registered with the BCRPA upon successful completion of the Personal Trainer exam. This course should be supplemented by the Nutrition Knowledge and Techniques in Fitness Assessment courses. The Personal Trainer course covers both marketing and business concepts together with fitness assessment, health screening, risk management, program design and ethics.

Group Fitness Leadership

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Windsor, Canada
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Students learn the fundamental components of leading a basic group fitness class. This course provides students with the foundation to design and conduct a basic group fitness class with a variety of group exercise formats using common training principles, correct techniques, and safety. Students present one component of a fitness class that might include muscle balance, strength and flexibility, range of motion, progressive training, and class evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of music, fundamental choreography, and cuing methods. A thorough overview of the primary components of group exercise, including principles, recommendations, and guidelines of warming up and stretching, cardio/respiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility, are explored. The many ways to exercise in a group are presented and practiced including high/low, step, stationary indoor cycling, kickboxing, interval training, Pilates, yoga, muscular conditioning and flexibility classes.

Physical Education

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Portland Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States
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PCC&,#146,s Physical Education and Fitness Departments provide students an opportunity to improve and maintain physical and mental wellness through a wide range of course offerings. Courses offered vary from campus to campus, as do facilities and program availability.

Physical education courses emphasize the development of physical skills, improvement in physical-fitness levels, and the acquisition of knowledge that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Transferable Credits

Although PCC does not offer a degree in physical education, physical education courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Physical education courses may transfer as:
?elective credits
•program requirement credits
•and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Certificate III in Fitness

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: West Coast Institute of Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Perth, Australia
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This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan and conduct a fitness program and a group exercise class. You will learn about the role of fitness instructors, exercise science and gain an overview of work in the industry. You will develop skills in effective communication, administration and organisation. In addition you will also learn how to analyse risk, respond to emergency situations and maintain equipment. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Fitness Sport and Recreation

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Tasmanian Polytechnic
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Invermay, Launceston, Newnham, Smithton, Australia
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All program, subject and course offerings are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to variation, availability and suitability.

Statement of Attainment for selected units from Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate III in Fitness.

You will learn about:

broad exposure to the fitness and recreation industries and the skills and knowledge required to be successful in this industry
the skills required for a pathway into sport and recreation certificate courses and Certificate III in Fitness

To enrol in this program you will need:

an interest in the fitness, sport and recreation industries

This program:

Stage 1 would normally be undertaken in Year 11 and Stage 2 in Year 12 but this is not a prerequisite for the program
leads to Certificate III qualifications

Fitness (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Tasmanian Polytechnic
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Invermay, Launceston, Newnham, Smithton, Australia
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All program, subject and course offerings are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to variation, availability and suitability.

Workplace functions could be working with clients as a fitness instructor within a fitness centre, conducting group activities such as aerobic classes, gym instructing or aqua classes. Organisational and administrative work may also be included in the job role.

A range of competencies are included such as basic anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and developing fitness programs.

You will learn about:

working with clients as a fitness instructor
conducting group activities such as aerobic classes, gym instructing or aqua classes
basic anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and development fitness programs

To enrol in this program you will need:

an ability to undertake biology/science units
at least basic levels of literacy and numeracy

This program:

leads to Certificate IV in Fitness

Fitness (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Polytechnic West
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Perth, Australia
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Love working out and keeping fit? Well why not turn your favorite passtime into a career? Certificate III in Fitness is the best way to begin if Fitness Instruction is what you are looking for. A Polytechnic West, Certificate III in Fitness graduate is a qualified Gym Instructor with the skills required to conduct medical screening and assess individual’s fitness levels, develop and instruct basic and customised fitness programs and conduct group exercise sessions. Polytechnic West&,#146,s enthusiastic lecturers will help release the fitness leader within by sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills and allowing you to get hands on with a variety of commercial fitness equipment at the Polytechnic Gym.
What are the courses for further study and career opportunities?

Certificate IV in Fitness.

Successful completion of this qualification enables you to become a gym exercise instructor and a group exercise instructor.

Exercise and Sport Science

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Newcastle, Australia
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This program will produce graduates ready to practice in the field after three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time).The degree program has been designed to provide sound theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills for exercise testing and prescription for the purpose of improving sport performance and for general health. An optional Exercise Science Sequence will allow students to apply for membership of Exercise &, Sports Science Australia (ESSA, formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science) as an Exercise Scientist. The Exercise Science Sequence does not guarantee membership of ESSA, but provides the best selection of courses for individual application. Students will be provided with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the sport and health industry. Through our unique professional placement program students can apply for placements with professional sporting teams, sports organisations, clinics and hospitals. The placements provide students with valuable practical experience, an insight into career prosp... [Read More]

Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brisbane, Australia
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What will I get out of this program?

The Certificate IV fitness is your passport into employment and an exciting career as a personal trainer in the Fitness Industry. The qualification is part of the Fitness Industry Training Package and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Certificate III in Fitness. The course focuses on the skills required to become a personal fitness trainer, including:

Planning and programming exercise for a wide range of fitness industry clients
Utilising a broad knowledge of exercise science principles in fitness training
Undertaking basic postural appraisals to evaluate clients posture
Conducting and coordinating a 12 week fitness challenge project
Motivational psychology.
What job opportunities will I have?

Successful completion of this program may provide students with opportunities to work as a personal trainer, self employed fitness trainer, activity instructor on cruise ship, or group fitness instructor. Students may gain the ability to work in a broad range of settings, suc... [Read More]

Diploma in teaching yoga: CYQ level 3

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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The Diploma in Teaching Yoga: CYQ level 3 consists of 7 units:

-Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology for exercise and health (level 3)
-Unit 2 Principles of exercise, fitness and health (level 2)
-Unit 3 Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment (level 2)
-Unit 4 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise & physical activity (level 2)
-Unit 5 The Philosophy and Fundamentals of Yoga (level 3)
-Unit 6 Programming a Yoga Session (level 3)
-Unit 7 Delivering a Yoga Session (level 3)

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Base your teaching of yoga on the principles of anatomy, physiology, training and components of fitness
- Discuss basic yoga philosophy referring to the yoga scriptures
- Plan a yoga class relating precautions, prohibitions, modifications and benefits of asanas to different students’ health and abilities
- Plan teach and evaluate safe and effective yoga courses including asanas, relaxation, pranayama, meditation, mudra and bandha
- Use yoga equipment safely in your teachi... [Read More]

Diploma in teaching Pilates: CYQ level 3

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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The course will provide a progressive learning experience to meet the learning outcomes
- Teaching methods and skills, practically and theoretically
- Use of music
- Class management
- Promotion of fitness
- Equal opportunities implementation
- Health and safety issues.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Prepare lesson plans effectively to teach beginners Pilates matwork classes
- Teach beginners Pilates matwork classes
- Prepare the environment and range of resources required to deliver a Pilates session.
- Identify and adjust exercise to suit different levels
- Explain and apply appropriate communication skills
- Explain the fundamentals of Pilates and the holistic approach.

Certificate in fitness instructing: gym based: CYQ level 2

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom

Learn how to plan and instruct gym-based exercise to a range of clients. You must have gained both ‘Exercise and fitness knowledge?and ‘Exercise to music: CYQ level 2?or equivalent. Please download an application form from the link below, and read the full course outline before applying. It is recommended that you apply at least 10 weeks before the course start date.

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