Personal trainers design and deliver exercise programs for both individuals and small groups. Students in our Personal Training Program are trained to become evidence-based personal trainers. Students are taught by and mentored under our diverse faculty, including entrepreneurs, strength and conditioning specialists, personal trainers, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers, and nutritionists (e.g. PN-1 and CISSN). They learn and use the principles of personal training, while using an individualized approach to assess, educate, motivate, and train clients in a variety of settings. With an understanding and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, sports nutrition, exercise and fitness assessment, proper exercise technique, and exercise leadership, students obtain the skills needed to be a successful personal trainer. They design safe, effective, and evidence-based exercise programs, while providing guidance to help clients achieve their health and fitness goals. This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of health and fitness and provides the necessary knowledge and skills needed to go on to earn a nationally accredited personal trainer certification. Please review the following:
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Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Personal Training program will be able to:
- Apply appropriate exercise science and kinesiology-related principles to design safe and effective exercise sessions.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills and teaching strategies when working one-on-one with clients.
- Instruct safe and effective exercise sessions for both individuals and small groups.
|Personal Training Program||Total Program Units x Cost Per Unit||Estimated Costs (California Residents)|
|Personal Training Certification||19-22 x $46||900 - 1,100 (with fees)|
|Other fees (i.e. health fees, etc.)|
|Please see Financial Aid for more information for exact Program cost|
|Other costs to consider (not included) - transportation, textbooks, etc.|
The current enrollment fee is $46.00 per unit. The enrollment fee is assessed on all students, including nonresidents.
Exemptions from the enrollment fee are available to students who qualify for one of the following:
- California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Program (TANF)
- Supplemental Security Income/State Supplementary Program (SSI)
- General Assistance Program
- Indentured apprentices are exempt from enrollment fee for Apprenticeship Program classes only
- Special admission concurrently enrolled high school students
Additional Financial Aid may be available to students who qualify for assistance.
See Financial Aid for more information.
As of Fall 2020, the nonresident tuition fee is $290 per unit. This fee is in addition to the enrollment and health fees, for students who are not residents of California for tuition purposes.
Residents of California are entitled to attend a community college by paying the community college enrollment fee. For complete details, go to Tuition & Fees and also refer to the Class Schedule.
Nonresidents must pay the enrollment fee plus nonresident tuition. For complete details, go to Tuition & Fees and also refer to the Class Schedule.