Personal Fitness Trainer

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Adults & High School Seniors

MNTC's Personal Fitness Trainer Program is designed for high school seniors and adults who want to achieve their maximum potential through health and fitness. Students in this program learn how to:

  • coach others through safe and effective exercise,
  • design purposeful fitness programs,
  • instruct and motivate others to reach their personal health and fitness goals.

This program highlights the ability to inspire others in an encouraging and uplifting way toward improving their overall fitness and health. Successful personal fitness trainers are dedicated to maintaining personal integrity, client confidentiality and professional standards; and are committed to self-improvement, self-awareness, continuous learning, personal growth and development.

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the American Council on Exercise – Certified Personal Trainer Certification or the National Strength and Conditioning Association – Certified Personal Trainer Certification.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to high school seniors and adults.

High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Anatomy and Physiology
First Aid & Emergency Response
Health Screening & History Taking
Strength Training Program Design
Special Populations
Exercise Techniques
Legal & Safety Issues
Business Management, Advertising and Marketing
Total Hours: 525





Required Clinicals

Class Times

  • Start Date: August & January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 
    • Adults 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10

High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

  • American Council on Exercise
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • ASHI Medic Update:
    • O2
    • First Aid


Inside Personal Fitness Trainer

Is this program right for me?


  • Outgoing & friendly personality
  •  Good communication skills
  •  Charisma
  •  Willing to learn new skills
  •  Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the Industry
  • Adaptability
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Energy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: Contact Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: Contact Data Management Coordinator

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Personal Fitness Trainer and Aerobic Instructor




Potential Wages

  • US - $9.44 - $35.83 Hourly; $19,640 - $74,520 Annually

  • OK - $8.68 - $24.93 Hourly; $18,050 - $51,860 Annually

39-9031.00 - Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

Career Profile

Personal Fitness Trainer Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: Does Personal Fitness Trainer offer their Live Work services to the public?

A: Not at this time.

Q: Do I need a high school diploma for this program?

A: No, you do not have to have a high school diploma to apply. However, not having a diploma may affect your ability to apply for financial aid.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I can't attend during the daytime, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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