In partnership with ed2go, CSUSM Extended Learning offers an extensive catalog of affordable workforce training programs that you can complete 100% online and on your own schedule. Gain the skills and industry certifications you need to start or advance your career in high-demand fields. Learn from industry experts in a flexible, self-paced format and get personalized support from a dedicated student advisor. Enroll anytime and receive a certificate of completion from CSUSM Extended Learning after successfully completing your program. Some program fees include a voucher for the certification exam.
San Diego County is one of the best market for personal trainers, but a highly competitive one, nonetheless. Earning a certification from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) can help you stand out in your personal training career. This fully online course will provide you with the health, fitness, nutrition and human movement knowledge needed to become a NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT).
No prerequisites are required to sign up for this course, just register and get started
This is a self-paced, fully online course that can be completed on your schedule
This course prepares you to sit for the Certified Personal Trainer exam offered by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects fitness trainer and instructor jobs to grow by 13% between now and 2028
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
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Personal trainers provide information, motivation and guidance for individuals and groups who want to maintain or improve their health. Personal trainers may address diet and nutrition, exercise and mental and emotional wellbeing as part of their regimes. Many personal trainers work with individual clients, while others affiliate with health-related organizations.
Yes. Certification is extremely important due to the close working relationship with clients, their health and their physical abilities. This requires domain-expert knowledge as well as discretion and trustworthiness. Earning a certification such as the NASM's CPT indicates to clients, prospective employers and partners that a personal trainer meets the highest standards of quality and reliability.
Personal trainers may work in private or public settings. Some work in clients' homes or private offices. Others are affiliated with health clubs, clinics or sports-related groups and facilities. Still others may work in hospitals, retirement communities or other group settings.
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