Course Descriptions and Fees

PFT-001 Introduction to Exercise Science - Level I
This course focuses the musculoskeletal and functional anatomy and the effects that exercise places on joint structure during exercise movements. Emphasis is placed on learning about proper body alignment, joint range of motion (ROM), basic biomechanics, and kinesiological principles for the development of safe and effective exercise programs.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-002 Introduction to Exercise Science - Level II
This course is designed to teach the personal trainer how the muscular, skeletal and cardiorespiratory systems function with and without exercise conditioning. Additional topics include energy metabolism, neuromuscular function and the physiology of exercise in relation to the training programs and environmental considerations.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-003 Health Risk Profiles and Fitness Assessment Techniques
This course teaches students how to assess and evaluate cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular testing techniques, joint range of movement (ROM), flexibility, body-fat analysis, blood pressure and body measurements based on ACSM guidelines. Topics include client screening procedures, completing medical and health history intake forms, identifying high risk clients, determining the appropriate test, conducting the tests and evaluating the results.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-004 Business Administration and Management Aspects for Personal Trainers
This course gives personal trainers a solid background in developing or starting a personal training business and prepares them for financial management, marketing strategies and business plan development. Techniques for effective management include standards and guidelines, facility/studio personnel management and operational issues from a small personal training studio to managing a department within a large healthcare facility.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-005 Designing Exercise Prescriptions for Normal/Special Populations
This course teaches how to develop an exercise prescription in relation to health implications for normal/special populations related to age, medical condition and fitness level. Topics include cardiac conditions, diabetes, physical disabilities, HIV and AIDS, asthma, sensory impairments, pregnancy and program design for children to senior populations. This course is designed as a research-based class with emphasis on designing a step-by-step process to creating individualized exercise programs.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-006 Optional Field Internship in Personal Training
Prerequisite: 5 Core Courses and CPR Certification
Note: This course is an optional course and is not required in order to receive the Professional Certificate. Learn to work with professionals in the fitness and health industry for a hands-on experience working with members at fitness facilities and health centers. Students intern for a total of 60 Hours in this course.
Fee: $285 60 Hours

Professional Certificate in Advanced Personal Fitness Training

Course 1: Nutritional Analysis and Management
Course 2: The Science and Biomechanics of Resistance/Weight Training Techniques
Course 3: Functional Flexibility, Core, and Balance Training

PFT-007 Nutritional Analysis and Management
Students will study the basic nutrition principles and how to apply them when designing structured nutritional programs for clients in collaboration with registered dietitians and nutritionists. The focus will be on vitamin, mineral and supplement knowledge; the effects of nutrition and the exerciser and non-exerciser; strategies for successful weight management; and recognizing normal to disordered eating patterns.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-008 Functional Flexibility, Core and Balance Training
Students will study principles and techniques for evaluation and implementation of exercise prescriptions that include instruction in flexibility, core and balance training. Students will learn how the beginning phases of an exercise program are based upon performance of initial client assessments, neurological ability and goals. In addition, students will learn to implement the Sequential Exercise Training (SET) model to enhance posture, body alignment, stability, proprioception and awareness to more complicated exercises or functional movements.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

PFT-009 The Science and Biomechanics of Resistance/Weight Training Techniques
This course teaches an educational systematic approach to teaching resistance/weight training movements. The practical application of anatomy, physiology and body alignment is introduced to analyze weight training techniques, exercise equipment and the risk/benefit analysis of a specific exercise chosen. Equipment modalities reviewed include stability balls, exercise bands, free weights, body weight and commercial strength equipment.
Fee: $285 50 Hours

Refunds and Transfers:
If a course for which a student has registered has not yet begun, he/she will usually be allowed to transfer the registration to another course. However, if the student has been sent any materials for the original course, or had other expenses incurred on his behalf, he/she is responsible for the cost of such materials. Students seeking to transfer courses should contact If there is a difference in tuition between the two courses, the student will either be given a partial refund or asked to pay the balance.

Refunds are not typically granted once a course has begun. Exceptions are sometimes made in cases of extreme emergency and are handled on a case-by-case basis. Students requesting a refund should email their request to