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Become an NASM-Certified Personal Trainer

If you're thinking about a career as a personal trainer, now's a great time to start! Employers and health organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of physical fitness, leading to more job opportunities.

EFSC offers this 100% online course to help you become a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). The job market is promising, with a 13% growth rate predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics through 2028.

According to, personal trainers in the U.S. earn an average of $61,223 annually. Improvements in fitness technology, an increase in fitness-related benefits, and changing demographics are expected to further enhance career opportunities, making the profession even more appealing.

Become an NASM-Certified Personal Trainer


Delivery Method
100% Online
Contact Information
Joe Crespo
ed2go Online Courses
1519 Clearlake Road, Bldg. 25
Cocoa, FL 32922 

Through this course, you'll:


There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.

Program Curriculum

The syllabus for the NASM-Certified Personal Trainer training includes the following:

Course Registration

You can enroll in this flexible, self-paced course through our curriculum partner ed2go for just $1,295. Begin whenever you're ready! Assistance will be available via email, web forms, and telephone.


Personal Trainer FAQs

How do personal trainers help their clients?

Personal trainers offer guidance, motivation, and information to individuals and groups aiming to enhance or maintain their health. Their programs can encompass diet, exercise, and mental and emotional well-being. While some personal trainers collaborate with health-related organizations, others primarily work one-on-one with clients.

Is certification important for a personal training career?

NASM LogoAbsolutely. Certification holds great significance because of the intimate connection between personal trainers, their clients, and their overall health and physical capabilities. This role demands not only specialized expertise but also discretion and trustworthiness. Obtaining a certification like NASM's CPT serves as a clear signal to clients, potential employers, and collaborators that a personal trainer adheres to the utmost standards of excellence and dependability.

Where do personal trainers work?

Personal trainers have the flexibility to operate in various environments, which can be either private or public. Some choose to work in clients' residences or private offices, while others have associations with health clubs, clinics, or sports-related organizations and facilities. There are also personal trainers who find employment in hospitals, retirement communities, or other group-oriented settings.

Do personal trainers enjoy their work?

As per, personal trainers typically experience job satisfaction levels that rank among the top third of all professions. Alongside professions like golf pros, private detectives, and florists, personal trainers tend to have notably high levels of job satisfaction.

Additional Continuing Education Courses

If you're interested in continuing education, you might want to explore the following courses, along with various other health and fitness programs offered by ed2go: