ACSM Personal Training with Fitness and Health Internship


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          Completion Time

          210 hours

          Access Time

          274 Days


          Industry Certification



          Training Level


          Delivery Information:

          Online Asynchronous Self-paced


          This online instructor-led course prepares you for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) certification exam. You will also have the opportunity to complete an on-site fitness field internship to experience real-life job/professional experience that are crucial for entering the health/fitness industry. Additional supplemental documents are provided complimentary to you for use in preparing for the ACSM-CPT exam.

          The course was developed under the guidance of outstanding faculty from colleges/universities, the allied health/medical field, and the personal fitness training profession. The course includes presentations and outlines, specialized exam preparation materials, and 145+ practice test questions. ACSM-CPTs work with healthy individuals and those with health challenges who can exercise independently to enhance their quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness and performance, manage health risks, and promote lasting, healthy behavior changes.

          Upon completing the course and passing the ACSM-CPT certification exam, you will be prepared to work in one of the fastest-growing segments of the service industries, according to the U.S. Labor Department of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections. Upon course completion, you will be prepared to address that demand to work in fitness facilities, gyms, health clubs, YMCAs, and other health/fitness settings working as a personal trainer and fitness professional.The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "Educational Fitness Solutions" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2022 – December 2023. Providership # 672784.

          Learning Outcomes

          What you will learn:
          • Understand ACSM-CPT performance domains and how to conduct basic pre-participation health screenings, lifestyle inventories, and fitness assessments for health and skill-related components of fitness
          • How to assess client behavior adaptation readiness and offer guidance in developing realistic, client-centered goals related to health, fitness, and wellness
          • Develop and administer courses designed to promote optimal cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition, as well as agility, balance, coordination, power, speed, and reaction time
          How you will benefit:
          • Implement programs that facilitate client motivation, client adherence, and honors client confidentiality
          • Be able to assess clients and refer to the appropriate allied health professionals to meet clients' safety and needs
          • Prepare for the ACSM-CPT exam and your new career


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